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Tagline: Some men are so evil, even death rejects them.
The Story: Elder Island. 1856. Peter Wiggentstein turned to the men of the five island families around him and warned, “Tell nothing of this,” as the men all looked at the body of their former Reverend – gunned down just outside his own home – and a decision was made.
They secretly buried the body on Graves Island, and the reign of America’s first and only king ended; but for every end, there is always a new beginning, for an evil was born that night. Five families have always controlled the Island. Five families share the Island’s fortune; five families share its curse.
Elder Island has, throughout the intervening years, gone from being a wealthy community to a broken down liNle town. From bounOful logging, fishing, copper mining, and rum-running, to an Island drained of its life, Elder Island has ever been the nexus for fortunes; good and bad. Over the last 75 years, the Island’s fortunes have plummeted. It has slowly become a worn out hull of a place, torn apart by years of fear, guilt, disgust and hatred, with no hope or change in sight, where its few ciOzens struggle to stand each other's existence.
In the summer of 2015, as the locals await a documentary crew that could put the island back in the public’s consciousness, Jacob Wiggenstein duOfully walks to the stone circle and gasps as he sees the telltale sign. For generaOons, it’s been his family’s responsibility to walk to the centuries-old monument looking for – and hoping not to find – the three stones that point to the Reverend’s home.
“Mein GoN,” he says to himself. He was a much younger man the last Ome it happened; the last Ome the shade returned – the Ome of the sacrifices. While Jacob and the Sheriff reluctantly prepare, Lucas Heidegger awaits the Reverend’s return with glee. This is Lucas’ chance to make the Reverend proud, and to hell with Jacob, the Sheriff, anyone who would dare get in between him and his Mentor.
There are no cell phone towers on the Island, limited Internet access, and only a handful of ways to leave; all controlled by the families. They fear outsiders, but desperately need them. Their secret cannot get out, but they must have new ciOzens to keep their town alive. Only Sheriff Ree chose to stay once he knew the Island’s secret, and he really had no choice at all.
Over the course of one weekend, it is this hell that documentarians Ned, Stacy, and April, and young Island residents Sam and Brooke, are about to be thrown into. They must find each other, and a way off Elder Island, fast. A`er all, the Reverend will not stop unOl he’s had his sacrifices... and his blood.