The director of this dark thriller is Nick Cassavetes, known for “The Notebook,” “Blow,” and “Alpha Dog.” The main roles are played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Maika Monroe, and Jamie Foxx.
On Christmas Eve, the daughter of a devout police officer, Bob Hightower, is abducted by a gang of Satanists. After six weeks of no progress in the investigation, desperation leads the cop to confide in a former cult member and recovering addict. She proposes tracking down the cult members.
This is a vivid and brutal film. It is at times overly exaggerated in its brutality and unrealistic, while in other moments, it might feel underdeveloped. However, the film has more depth than it may initially seem. It’s about lost individuals, faith, lost souls, and the search for oneself.