It's fine for me going in because I could already tell from the cover of this movie what it was about. It just screams cannibals. (There's a movie with the same name that's actually different but has a poster that also screams cannibalism. Perhaps the title itself just seems perfect for cannibalism?) So while the plot is mildly predictable, it's the characters that are interesting. The dichotomy of a heavily religious family fasting for three days and it culminates with them feasting upon the flesh of one of their neighbors. When the sudden flood, the same that kills the mother, uproots a tree that's been growing on their property for generations, reveals the sinister truth about the family--in the roots of the tree are the countless skeletons of those they have eaten. After their mother's death, the father becomes a tyrant, and he meets a just end that's very fitting given the subject matter. There's a happy ending for the children, more or less, that I thought made sense even if it made it a little bittersweet. So overall, not a bad hidden gem, one that I feel like is going to become a cult classic given some time and age.
"The Parkers have always kept to themselves, and for good reason. Behind closed doors, patriarch Frank rules his family with a rigorous fervor, determined to keep his ancestral customs intact at any cost. As a torrential rainstorm moves into the area, tragedy strikes and his daughters are forced to assume responsibilities that extend beyond those of a typical family."
Jim Mickle, Kelly McGillis, Bill Sage, Michael Parks, Joel Nagle, Larry Fessenden, Nick Damici, Annemarie Lawless, Vonia Arslanian, Nat De Wolf, Traci Hovel, Wyatt Russell, Odeya Rush, Reagan Leonard, Julia Garner, Ambyr Childers, Laurent Rejto, Jack Gore, Kassie Depaiva, I.N. Sierros, Tyler Barden, Lea Kwiecinski, Jack Turner, Nick Damici, Jim Mickle