It was nearly a year ago that we first heard about Welcome To The Circle, a Canadian horror film that was originally announced for US distribution through Devilworks. Something must have fallen through, because the film did not see Stateside release in 2019 and it’s now under the arm of Artsploitation Films.
This tale begins the way a lot of these begin: two innocent people wandering deep into the secluded woods where nobody will find them. There, they run into a cult who seeks to brainwash the young girl and turn her into one of them. Now trapped in the compound, it won’t be as easy to get out as it was to get in.
Welcome to the Circle stars Heather Doerksen (Pacific Rim), Matthew MacCaull (Tomorrowland, Star Trek Beyond) and Taylor Dianne Robinson (Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn). It was written and directed by David Fowler (writer of ‘Born in China and Penguins documentaries).
Devilworks was not able to provide a release date, but Artsploitation will follow through: we’re finally getting Welcome To The Circle on October 27, in all the formats: DVD, Blu-Ray and VOD.
A camping misadventure forces a young girl and her father into the realm of a madman worshiping cult known as The Circle. As the pair become trapped in The Circle’s increasingly frightening sphere of indoctrination, a case-hardened professional cult deprogrammer and his two clients attempt to kidnap/reclaim one of group’s members. Grizzly rituals are soon revealed to be part of a terrifying, surreal, alternate reality that has been constructed by the cult’s mysterious, isolated leader. Escape is the only objective, but all of them are trapped in The Circle.