Director: Jordan Graham
Writer: Jordan Graham (Screenplay)
Starring: Michael Daniel, Rachel Johnson, Aurora Lowe, Gabriel Nicholson, June Peterson, Wendy Taylor
Plot: Secluded in a desolate forest, a broken family is observed by Sator, a supernatural entity who is attempting to claim them.
Runtime: 1 Hour 25 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Sator starts as we meet the broken family of Pete (Daniel) Evie (Johnson), Deborah (Lowe), Adam (Nicholson), Mother (Taylor) and Nani (Peterson) who live in the desolated forest away from the world, where Nani believes she has always been watched over by a spirit named Sator.
When Pete starts to question what Sator is after, he starts trying to prove it is real, which will only bring the entity closer to the home, to show its true identity and what it wants with the family.
Thoughts on Sator
Characters & Performances – In Sator we get to meet the family who are living away from the world, we have different generations even if the family isn’t as close as it should be, we focus on them trying to figure out what the Sator figure is in Nani’s life, with her believing it is a protector. The performances in the film are strong, with none of the actors needing to bring much dialogue to the table relying on the atmosphere and reactions to everything.
Story – The story follows the family as they go about their business in the forest, which has the eldest member of the family believing they have always been watched over, until the younger members start investigating, the entity starts getting closer to the family. The story spends the whole time looking at what might be behind the entity that is causing problems, it is plenty of searching in the darker, with something in the shadows, building up to the moment when we can see it. The slow build could be a turn off, but if you do wait, you will get rewarded with a shocking ending you won’t see coming.
Themes – Sator is a horror thriller in the similar vein as ‘The Witch’ where we get to suspect a lot of supernatural activity going on, but never feeding it to us, we have plenty of darkness, with candlelight being used to light most scenes, showing us how away from the world the family is location, it all adds to the atmosphere we are experiencing here.
Sator will available on Digital Download from 15th February & DVD from 22nd February here on iTunes