Two brothers confront the mysterious occurrences that bind them to a cult in this mesmerizing Lovecraftian horror.
Aaron and Justin are two brothers who are struggling to make ends meet in the city. One day, a videotape surfaces with a message from a cult that they had once fled from. Enticed by the memory of a sheltered life, Aaron convinces Justin to make a trip back to the commune even if for a day. Having arrived, Justin soon realises that something is amiss.
The atmosphere at the commune is unsettling: No one has aged; they lasso an unseen presence in the night sky, where three moons appear; and a creature dwells unseen in the woods. These symbolic incidents are masterfully rendered by simple yet effective experiments in visual effects and sound design. Clever loops and warps in time also abound in The Endless, perhaps a metaphor for the worlds captured in film – trapped forever, yet iterate as singular events each time.
Cast & Credits
Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead are American film directors, writers, producers and actors. They have written and directed several horror films, including Resolution (2012) and the critically-acclaimed Spring (2014). The Endless premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival 2017, and received the Imaging the Future and International Critics Awards at Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival 2017.
David Lawson Jr., Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead, Thomas R. Burke, Leal Naim
Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead, Tate Ellington
• Bucheon Choice Award, Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival 2017
• International Critic’s Award, Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival 2017
• In-competition, Tribeca Film Festival 2017