The Veil

Synopsis: Twenty-five years after members of a religious cult committed mass suicide, the lone survivor returns to the scene of the tragedy with a documentary crew in tow.
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Director(s): Phil Joanou
Production: Blumhouse Productions
93 min

- We rolling?

- Yeah.

All right. I know

I've been a little, uh--

maybe a little

stricter than usual

about this kind of thing.

But it's all for a good cause.

You just have to trust me.

Aren't you rolling?

You don't even have

the damn thing plugged in.

I've invited some cameras

to film our little

sermon here today.

'Cause people have been asking,

"what's going on over there

at heaven's veil?

What are they doing

up there at that ranch?

Are they being held

against their will?"

- Are you a prisoner here?

- No.

Are you

a prisoner here?


No. Just smile for

the camera, people. Wave.

Give me this Bible.

This Bible--

this here book,

this is a tool, people.

And as such,

it only has the power

that we ascribe to it.

But you,

you are something

much different.

Your body is of the earth, yes,

but you are not your body.

You are mightier

than the flesh.

We don't need no book

to tell us about the soul!

Did you see any lightning

come down out of that sky?

I've been put here

to resurrect mankind

from his fallen state

and bring the power

of the etheric realm

back into his hands.

I'm gonna show you, and you,

and you, and every one of ya

how to push your spirit

through the veil.

It's a deathless reality,

souls aglow

with the ever-real

eternal life!

30 miles outside the town

of hidden lake, California,

you'll find

this small ranch known

simply as the veil,

named by the members of

the heaven's veil cult,

the cult that lived

and died here.

The FBI raided the compound

this morning at 8:52 am,

only to find tragedy.

Every man, woman and child

in this once-thriving community

lies dead--

dead at the hands

of their leader,

Jim Jacobs.

- Okay, and we're out.

- Pack the Mikes.

- Wait, what's that?

- Everybody, stay back.

- Come on! Come on!

Hold it! Hold it!

Hey, guys.

Stay back.

Don't worry.

They're not dead.

He's gonna bring them back.


I'll do it.



I said I'll do it.

I'll talk to you.

All right.

Thank you, Sarah.

Okay. Would you

do me a favor?

Could you run this

up your shirt and

clip it right there?



Okay, is that good?


- All right, guys.

- Quiet down, please.

Okay. Um--

why don't we start

with your name.

Then we can

go from there.



My name

is Sarah hope.

I was-- i--

I am the only li--

the only known survivor

of heaven's veil.

I have no idea

why they didn't

kill me too.

Did your, um--

did your parents

die there also?

Uh, they must have.

I don't know.

I'm not-- I'm not sure

who my parents were.

I don't even know

my real name.

They named me--

they named me Sarah hope--

at the hospital.


I was in foster care,

a lot of different homes,

till I was 16.

I think this is

me and my brother

and my sister.

But I'm not sure.

I was only five.

This is that

really famous one,

the one of Jim

and his followers.

I know

this is really hard,

but there is a reason

why we...

Reached out to you.

Like I said earlier

on the phone,

we found something

that no one's

ever seen before.

Do you see that camera

right there?

And right there?

And right there.

They were filming.

But there's no record

of anything.

Nothing's ever

been released.

And there's this.

They never found this room.

Not in the farmhouse

or any of the buildings.

No one knows

what happened that day.

Why did they do it?

I wanna go back out there

and find those films.

Maybe we'd find out

what really happened.

We're in this room.

We feel the silence.

There is a time

for every season,


This child

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Robert Ben Garant

Robert Ben Garant (born September 14, 1970) is an American screenwriter, producer, director, actor and comedian. He has a long professional relationship with Thomas Lennon, from their time on the seminal sketch-comedy show The State, the cop show spoof Reno 911!, and numerous screenwriting collaborations. more…

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