The Veil (2016)

Netflix told me that I’d be interested in this one and I figured it was worth a watch, especially since I like Jessica Alba and Thomas Jane.

The good news? In this case, Netflix was right. This movie was well acted and well paced…and incredibly creepy. There were a few jump scares, but the film didn’t rely on them to set the mood. The¬†background music was understated throughout and worked nicely to add to that mood.

The camera work was weird though. It looked like the whole movie was done with an Instagram filter and a fisheye lens. And the title screen was weirdly jarring and out of place.

Jim Jacobs is an interesting role for Thomas Jane, but he pulls it off. Lily Rabe is no stranger to scary stories and she definitely adds to the creep factor as Sarah Hope. Jessica Alba as Maggie Price was fine, though you could have swapped her for another actress without missing much. That said, it’s because of her that I watched this in the first place and she doesn’t disappoint.

I know I’ve said it before, but I love stories set in abandoned buildings. An abandoned cult compound definitely qualifies, and it was absolutely as creepy as I could have hoped. I consider this movie an interesting take on a story you may have heard before, and it’s definitely worth a watch.

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