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Them That Follow never quite captures the spiritual fervor of its setting, but the cast's committed performances make for an intermittently satisfying character study. Read critic reviews

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Inside a snake-handling church deep in Appalachia, a forbidden relationship forces a pastor's daughter to confront her community's deadly tradition.

Cast & Crew

Brooks Roseberry
Jed
Katherine DeBoer
Bridgette
Daniel Savage
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Daniel Savage
Screenwriter
William Gallo II
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Critic Reviews for Them That Follow

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  • In their directorial debut, Britt Poulton and Dan Madison Savage fail to show the church in a neutral light, choosing instead to lean into a "crazy cult" caricature rather than evenly portray what is already a complex, divisive religious custom.

    February 21, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Yes, the plot is soapy, but the writing and directing team Britt Poulton and Dan Madison Savage treat the characters with dignity, are fascinated by the rigid pentecostal milieu and create a pervading sense of gloom that's intensely compelling.

    November 25, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • It does grip you because of the inherent nature of the story itself.

    August 23, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Boy howdy, do the serpents ever serve a fine cinematic purpose: visual proofs of invisible things: faith, forgiveness, and the danger to self that makes it "a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God."

    August 10, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Directors Poulton and Savage and cinematographer Brett Jutkiewicz consistently deliver visually arresting shots, while the music by Garth Stevenson helps build the suspense.

    August 9, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • "Them That Follow" is the sort of perfectly acceptable film that nevertheless leaves you wondering how great it could have been.

    August 9, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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  • Mar 20, 2020
    I was honestly pretty disappointed with Them That Follow. I saw the trailer and thought it looked fantastic, I looked up the cast and that had me well and truly on board. But the actual movie? Not so much on board as just regular bored.
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