Holy Ghost People (2014)




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HOLY GHOST PEOPLE is a Southern Gothic thriller about a teenager searching for her lost sister in the Appalachian Mountains, where she encounters a snake-handling religious cult and eventually learns the truth about her sister's fate. (C) XLrator Media

Rating: R (for violence, language and some drug use)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Phil Flores, Kevin Artigue, Joe Egender, Mitchell Altieri, Mary Hamilton
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 8, 2014
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as Charlotte

as Brother Billy

as Sister Sheila

as Brother Cole

as Brother Sherman

as Sister Nancy

as Smiling Bobby

as Mordecai

as Durrell

as Brother Edgar

as Charlotte's Dad

as Charlotte's Mom

as Young Charlotte

as Young Liz

as Store Clerk

as Gas Station Customer
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Critic Reviews for Holy Ghost People

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

The horror-oriented turns one might expect from these filmmakers never really arrive, and the eventual plot revelations feel a bit undercooked even for a straight thriller.

Full Review… | March 24, 2015
Top Critic

Long before its feeble, drawn-out ending, it's clear no miracle can cure this film's many frailties.

Full Review… | February 20, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Director Mitchell Altieri helms the thriller with a sure hand ...

Full Review… | February 18, 2014
Village Voice
Top Critic

Manages to touch on some compelling points before committing to its familiar but satisfying finale

Full Review… | August 22, 2015

Utterly suspense-less, noxious missing-person would-be thriller, overflowing with tired clichés and off-putting revelations.

Full Review… | February 21, 2014
Film Journal International

Snakes in the Pulpit!

Full Review… | February 17, 2014
Baret News

Audience Reviews for Holy Ghost People

I was really excited getting this psychological thriller directed by Mitchell Altieri and written by Kevin Artigue, Joe Egender, Altieri, and Phil Flores. I loved the subject and I was expecting this deep and mysterious movie which will give an opportunity to Emma Greenwell, Brendan McCarthy, Cameron Richardson, Roger Aaron Brown, Donald Patrick Harvey and Joe Egender to shine as stars!

The story of Charlotte, a woman who goes in search of her missing sister, who has joined an isolated religious group had so many opportunities for a story development, and one by one, most of them were lost during the 88 minutes of the film. Acting was good, directing was up and down, but the weakest link was the screenplay which never fully delivered anything of any significance. Holy Ghost People was meant to be a balanced portrayal of Pentecostal Christians, and the film was written to explore both the positive and negative aspects of faith using the documentary Holy Ghost People as partial inspiration.

Power and religion needs extra effort to be presented successfully, but here the exploration of these subjects was very eerie.

If you don't mind extensive narration with underdeveloped screenplay plus excellent acting , check it out.

Panta Oz

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