The latest film by Chad Archibald (Bite), The Heretics is a horror film about a hooded cult, who are looking to bring the dark angel Abaddon into this world. Thomas has never been a believer of the cult's rituals and believes that Gloria will be safe if they simply wait out the night. However, it soon becomes apparent that there is something inside Gloria wanting to come out. Meanwhile, Joan is desperately trying to find Gloria and is willing to go to extreme lengths to do so.
It can be said that The Heretics is arguably Chad Archibald's strongest horror film so far, with a simple yet effective story that combines cult rituals with cabin in the woods supernatural horror. The Heretics also utilizes some of the body horror elements found in Archibald's previous film Bite, as Gloria is slowly taken over by the demon that is inside her. There are actually some effectively creepy moments in The Heretics and number of well executed jump scares. The Heretics is definitely worth checking out.