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Holy Ghost People (2014)




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HOLY GHOST PEOPLE is a Southern Gothic thriller about a teenager searching for her lost sister in the Appalachian Mountains, where she encounters a snake-handling religious cult and eventually learns the truth about her sister's fate. (C) XLrator Media

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Emma Greenwell
as Charlotte
Joe Egender
as Brother Billy
Cameron Richardson
as Sister Sheila
Roger Aaron Brown
as Brother Cole
Don Harvey
as Brother Sherman
Jayne Entwistle
as Sister Nancy
James Lowe
as Smiling Bobby
Jalen Camp
as Mordecai
Eric Kimbro
as Durrell
Jason Benjamin
as Brother Edgar
Chuck Sayne
as Charlotte's Dad
Kathryn Berman
as Charlotte's Mom
Haley Sexton
as Young Charlotte
Rachael Sexton
as Young Liz
Zakiyah Omar
as Store Clerk
David Witt
as Gas Station Customer
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Critic Reviews for Holy Ghost People

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

The horror-oriented turns one might expect from these filmmakers never really arrive, and the eventual plot revelations feel a bit undercooked even for a straight thriller.

March 24, 2015 | Full Review…

Long before its feeble, drawn-out ending, it's clear no miracle can cure this film's many frailties.

February 20, 2014 | Full Review…

Director Mitchell Altieri helms the thriller with a sure hand ...

February 18, 2014 | Full Review…

Holy Ghost People holds back at all the wrong times and turns into an entirely different, and inferior, film in the last reel.

November 6, 2017 | Full Review…

Manages to touch on some compelling points before committing to its familiar but satisfying finale

August 22, 2015 | Full Review…

Utterly suspense-less, noxious missing-person would-be thriller, overflowing with tired clichés and off-putting revelations.

February 21, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Holy Ghost People

I was really excited getting this psychological thriller directed by Mitchell Altieri and written by Kevin Artigue, Joe Egender, Altieri, and Phil Flores. I loved the subject and I was expecting this deep and mysterious movie which will give an opportunity to Emma Greenwell, Brendan McCarthy, Cameron Richardson, Roger Aaron Brown, Donald Patrick Harvey and Joe Egender to shine as stars! The story of Charlotte, a woman who goes in search of her missing sister, who has joined an isolated religious group had so many opportunities for a story development, and one by one, most of them were lost during the 88 minutes of the film. Acting was good, directing was up and down, but the weakest link was the screenplay which never fully delivered anything of any significance. Holy Ghost People was meant to be a balanced portrayal of Pentecostal Christians, and the film was written to explore both the positive and negative aspects of faith using the documentary Holy Ghost People as partial inspiration. Power and religion needs extra effort to be presented successfully, but here the exploration of these subjects was very eerie. If you don't mind extensive narration with underdeveloped screenplay plus excellent acting , check it out.

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