Apostle trailer both spooks and delights excited viewers

LEGION -- Season 2, Episode 1 -- Pictured: Dan Stevens as David Haller. CR: Prashant Gupta/FX
LEGION -- Season 2, Episode 1 -- Pictured: Dan Stevens as David Haller. CR: Prashant Gupta/FX /

For months now, horror fans have been waiting excitedly for Netflix’s upcoming gruesome film Apostle, and the trailer released earlier Monday did not disappoint.

Back in November of 2016, it was announced that director Gareth Evans was planning a new project with film companies XYZ and Severn Screen, as well as his own company One More One Productions. Evans is best known for directing the highly popular thriller series The Raid. The 1905 period movie, Apostle, is predicted to bring even the bravest of viewers to the edge of their seats, with graphic crime scenes galore and main actor Dan Stevens continuing to impress with awe-inducing performance skills.

The plot of the period horror film Apostle was described as centering around a terrifying religious cult located on a remote island. The leaders capture the main character’s sister, leading to him running to her rescue. However, this mission is in no way easy, as the members of this cult are none too friendly and are not too keen on unwanted visitors. A ransom is demanded in order for the girl to escape alive.

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When it was revealed which actors would be portraying the hero and villain of this story, fans truly began to get excited. Dan Stevens, who plays the captured girl’s brother Thomas Richardson, is no stranger to period projects.

He famously starred as character Matthew Crawley in PBS’s Downton Abbey from 2010 to 2012. In fact, his superb acting skills in the series led to the 35-year-old getting hired for a slew of important roles after, including the highly coveted sci-fi series Legion and such movies as Killswitch and The Man Who Invented Christmas.

As for the villain, BAFTA winner Michael Sheen will don the black cloak and terrify viewers with his grotesque behavior and sadistic needs. The Masters of Sex star, who also appeared in The Queen, has drawn rave reviews over the years for his ability to not only appear as a serious character but also a light-hearted one.

The highly-anticipated horror film will air on Netflix on Oct. 12. The movie is lined up with several other scary projects that will certainly get viewers excited for Halloween, including the new series The Haunting of Hill House, which airs on the same day.

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What do you think about the recently released Apostle trailer? Do you feel it can live up to the hype surrounding just how terrifying it might be? Leave a comment below!

Apostle is out on Netflix on Oct. 12, 2018.