Action / Horror

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 90%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 35%
IMDb Rating 5.2 10 2298

Plot summary

February 10, 2021 at 05:49 PM


Jordan Graham

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792.42 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 26 min
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1.59 GB
English 5.1
23.976 fps
1 hr 26 min
P/S 0 / 5

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by joiningjt 4 / 10

All style no substance like a story, Acting, directing, you know making a decent a Movie!!

Sorry critics are giving this a higher score than the conjuring what ever they're smoking I'll invest my life savings into!! This film is a 4 only for the creepy woods cinematography . The story is downright stupid with no saving grace at all. The acting is mediocre at best and it made no sense at all. There are 3 scenes of some action otherwise it's people looking at each other. If you like watching trees grow and then watching paint dry this is for you.

Reviewed by BandSAboutMovies 5 / 10


Jordan Graham took seven years to make this movie, thanks to the limits of its budget, but he also built the cabin that it takes place in, did nearly every job of making the film and cast his grandmother, June Peterson, who has been haunted by the demon Sator since 1968 in real life, automatically writing a lot of the words that are shown in the film. She spent time in a mental hospital, which makes you wonder if this movie was just exploiting her mental illness or could potentially be the story of a real demon that might, you know if you're a Christian fundamentalist, be using this movie as a way to get into your mind.

Director, writer, editor, producer, cinematographer and editor Graham told Flickering Myth "In 1968, she brought home an ouija board and conjured up Sator. She then spent the next three months talking with him through something called automatic writings. She sat in a chair with a pen and let Sator speak through her. She wrote thousands and thousands of pages across the course of three months. And then, at the end of those three months, she ended up in a psychiatric hospital."

Deciding to use her home as a location and having her act in a scene where she'd discuss Sator, she began sharing things she'd never told him. Over the shooting of the film, Peterson's dementia got worse and she was taken to a care home, where Graham would visit and interview her, as well as study thousands of pages of her automatic writings and a diary where she explained how Sator guided her, using those interviews to write and then rewrite the movie based on what she told him.

In the film, her grandson has disappeared into the woods, obsessed with Sator. Perhaps his grandfather sacrificed himself to the demon, but definitely, there are other followers in the woods, wearing skulls and eventually, the protagonist becomes lost in the timeless world of the woods and the call of a demon.

It's a slow build, but if there's a movie that proves that folk horror doesn't exist simply in the past. The truly frightening thing is that Sator itself is so powerful that even as the ravages of age made Graham's grandmother forget her family, she didn't forget the demonic spirit that dominated her life. It makes me wonder if mental illness is real or is demonology or both?

This isn't a perfect film, but it's a singular work by an auteur and there are times that it works perfectly and other times that it feels like it's going nowhere slow and then it rewards your patience. I can see some loving it as equally as I can understand people hating it.

Sadly, June Peterson died before it was finished.

Reviewed by paul_haakonsen 2 / 10

Brutally slow paced and pointless...

I was lured in to watch "Sator" from the rather interesting and appealing cover the movie had. But, of course, you shouldn't judge a movie by its cover, which was very true in the case of this 2019 movie.

Sure, I hadn't heard about the movie prior to sitting down to watching it in 2021. And from the movie's cover, I believed I would be in for quite an enjoyable and entertaining horror movie. But no, instead I suffered through an incredible slow paced and pointless story. Truth be told, I couldn't even finish the movie. Yeah, it was that boring and tedious. And believe you me, I have absolutely no interest in returning to watch the rest of the movie, as I didn't care one ounce about the storyline or the characters in the movie.

This movie was a massive swing and a miss from writer and director Jordan Graham. Perhaps I was not in the target audience for this kind of movie, though I have been watching horror movies for about 37 years or so. But of course, not everything can be appealing and interesting, and "Sator" was one such movie.

The storyline told in "Sator" just offered absolutely nothing of interest for me, so it was quite the torture to sit through the movie, and to make matters worse, the fact that the movie was so slow paced and had literally nothing interesting happening, just added salt to the wound.

If you enjoy a proper atmospheric horror movie, do yourself a favor and give "Sator" a wide berth. Some of us suffered through this ordeal so you don't have to.

My rating of the 2019 movie "Sator", lands on a mere two out of ten stars.

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AlexMafia2004 May 08, 2021 at 10:19 pm

In my opinion i think that Sator it isn't intersting, this kind of movie doesn't have so much action it has a backstory but that backstory isn't helping by knowing what is going on in this movie, so if someone knows what is going on in this movie please explain i would need this explenation and other people

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stmarief April 08, 2021 at 07:56 am

slow and boring

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darkfnord February 12, 2021 at 12:34 am

Looks like a rip-off of The Ritual.

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Asadbek2704 February 11, 2021 at 01:46 pm

it looks like BLAIR WITCH game, cool i gotta watch it