The Endless (OPENING GALA) (18)

the endless

From the archive

This film was last shown on 20 October 2017

We kick off our ninth edition with the latest mindbending feature from Celluloid Screams alumni Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead.

A decade after leaving their home at Camp Arcadia, an isolated new age cult, brothers Justin and Aaron (directors Benson and Moorhead stepping in front of the camera this time) struggle to make ends meet in their normal lives. When a videotape arrives containing an invitation to revisit the camp, the two brothers are drawn back towards their previous life, initially enamoured once more with the seemingly idyllic existence that they used to share. The longer they stay however, the more it becomes apparent that the retreat and its surroundings are governed by strange and indescribable forces that threaten the very existence of those who dwell within it. 

Taking us further down the rabbit hole than ever before, this latest expedition into the unknown showcases the directors’ knack for innovative storytelling and subverting genre conventions. Like Resolution and Spring before it, The Endless further cements the status of Benson and Moorhead as two of contemporary genre cinema’s most prodigious talents.

Screening with GREAT CHOICE

Director
Aaron Moorhead , Justin Benson
Country
USA
Year
2017
Duration
123 mins

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