Into the Dark: Pure
September 10, 2019 6:06 PM - Season 1, Episode 12 - Subscribe

Two step sisters go to a "Purity Retreat" with their father

Shay and Jo and two other girls perform a secret ritual the first night in an act of teenage rebellion against the camp and their controlling fathers. However when Shay begins to see things, she begins to fear that the ritual worked. At the same time, girls disappear for a period of time from the retreat only to re-appear sobbing.

What is actually going on at the Retreat? What is happening to Shay?

Jahkara J. Smith (Better known as Sailor J) stars as Shay. Smith was also featured in the first season of N0s4a2.
posted by miss-lapin (2 comments total)
I really enjoyed this one. Purity culture is already really creepy so basing a horror film in that makes a lot of sense. Much like the previous Into the Dark: Culture Shock, this film does a great job of being horrifying while offering social commentary.

I only have one complaint and that is that Lilith's cgi smile really ruins the creepiness. It's a minor complaint, but there it is. Otherwise, I really recommend this one.
posted by miss-lapin at 6:37 PM on September 10, 2019

I really loved this and have watched it twice already. I looooooove Sailor J/Jahkara J. Smith and really only watched it because she is in it. I haven't watched any of the other episodes of this series. I thought she was great and pretty much everyone else was great too. I loved the actor who played Jo. I loved her throaty voice. It was driving me nuts who was playing the creepy pastor and IT'S MOTHERFUCKING JASON STREET from Friday Night Lights. I thought he was excellent. He nailed that fake jocular tone of youth pastors and had that thread of nastiness underneath.

The end was so, so, SO satisfying. I think I'm going to watch it again.

I thought some of the jump scares were pretty good. I especially liked the opening dream sequence. The lace veil sliding over Shay's face for WAY TOO LONG was very evocative. Of what, I'm not sure.

posted by Aquifer at 6:38 AM on September 11, 2019 [2 favorites]

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