WATCH: Netflix’s Occult Horror ‘Apostle’ Debut Trailer

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Netflix has a creepy new original film just in time for the Halloween season. If you’re in search of something to watch this October and you’re into occult horror, be on the lookout for Apostle. A horror/thriller from writer and director Gareth Evans (The Raid), Apostle stars Dan Stevens (Legion) and Michael Sheen (Good Omens). The film weaves a cult mystery set against the backdrop of the early 1900s, which is a bonus for those of us horror fans who like our scares with a bit of historical drama thrown in for good measure.

London, 1905. Prodigal son Thomas Richardson (Dan Stevens) has returned home, only to learn that his sister is being held for ransom by a religious cult. Determined to get her back at any cost, Thomas travels to the idyllic island where the cult lives under the leadership of the charismatic Prophet Malcolm (Michael Sheen). As Thomas infiltrates the island’s community, he learns that the corruption of mainland society that they claim to reject has infested the cult’s ranks nonetheless – and uncovers a secret far more evil than he could have imagined. Written and directed by Gareth Evans (The Raid), Apostle is a harrowing occult fable where the only thing more horrifying than madness is the sinister reality behind it.

Apostle will celebrate its world premiere this Friday at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas. The film will then debut globally on October 12 on Netflix. Check out the trailer below!