The Endless

The Endless

DVD - 2017
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This mind-bending thriller follows two brothers who receive a cryptic video message inspiring them to revisit the UFO death cult they escaped a decade earlier. Hoping to find the closure that they couldn't as young men, they're forced to reconsider the cult's beliefs when confronted with unexplainable phenomena surrounding the camp. As the members prepare for the coming of a mysterious event, the brothers race to unravel the seemingly impossible truth before their lives become permanently entangled with the cult.

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lindy919
Dec 10, 2018

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Good sci-fi stuff that keeps you guessing what the heck is going on thru the 1st half.
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Calvacade
Nov 30, 2018

This started of with a semi-interesting premise but as the film progresses it goes completely off the rails and by the end I had zero interest in the characters, the plot or the movie. I'd avoid this one- it's a waste of time despite the " good " reviews .

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htliang
Nov 29, 2018

Pretty low budget but keeps the viewer wondering what will happen.
Gets kind of stupid near the end.
3 stars for me but perhaps 4 stars for a sci-fi fan.

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GiovanniS
Nov 09, 2018

Rather boring start of the movie but then it picks up. Once the cat is out of the bag to the mystery then then it sort of loses the intrigue that was built up earlier but it's a fun ride to the end nonetheless. One of the "Black Mirror" types of films.

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franna
Oct 26, 2018

i know some people really love this movie so that's why i thought i'd check it out. i'm still a little freaked out by it. don't think i really needed to see this one after all.

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smurfgas
Oct 26, 2018

For me, this movie has it all: subversive humor, cult weirdness, and an unseen cosmic evil. Despite being low budget, the film never suffers from stilted acting or dialogue. The filmmakers, as brothers Justin and Aaron, deliver authentic performances that impart both the best and worst parts of sibling love and rivalry.

Although probably not for everyone, viewers who connect with this sort of film will thoroughly enjoy The Endless.

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jamasian_man
Oct 24, 2018

This movie is garbage. the director try acting for a chance and the dialogue and performances are weird and awkward. The plot itself isn't worth the almost 2 hour viewing. Look up the ending on wikipedia and save yourself the time.

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lukasevansherman
Oct 22, 2018

I was pretty sure I'd like this low-budget (but by no means cheap looking) indie sci-fi film because it opened with a quote from H.P. Lovecraft. Two brothers, who were part of a UFO cult, return to the fold; one thinks it's a dangerous cult, the other thinks it's a community. Filmmakers Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead play the brothers, and one of the strengths of the film is that it keeps you guessing, which is where the tension comes from. Like Lovecraft, it's got a cosmic horror vibe, but it also is a mindbender like "Primer."

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margarita89
Oct 13, 2018

From the makers of one pf my all time favorite horror film's SPRING comes their next big hit with this wise and unsual sci-fi bit about two brothers, Aaron and Justin (also the makers, non-related in real life) who grew up in what they called a "cult." Having escaped over ten years ago and their lives remaining unchanged by it, they decide to return after receiving an odd "message" brother Aaron, the eldest and most reluctant of the two, assuming the cult is out to get payback for comments he made against them in the past. Justin, the younger doesn't remember much from their past, neither with his parents who perished in a car fire and nor with the cult his brother is so adamant about being "culty". Justin has lived in Aaron's shadow for as long as he can remember and what he doesn't know or remember he assumed his brother's word was gospel, until now. Justin convinces Aaron to revisit their past at Camp Arcadia but neither he nor Aaron expected to find what they step into once they have arrived. Although it's not as good as SPRING, it's also quite an original piece and even though it took awhile to get going, I was satisfied in it's unique quality. But I think you may have to be a fan of their work to understand their film making style.

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samjenks
Sep 27, 2018

I don't think it fell apart at the end. I was vague most of the movie which made it long and a bit boring but I think it ended well.

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