WAS IT MAGIC, MURDER, OR MADNESS?
In early twentieth-century Pennsylvania Dutch Country, young Billy Kelly (Chad Lowe, Highway to Hell) falls in with a charismatic powwower or folk magic healer, Dr. John Reese (Donald Sutherland, Don t Look Now), shunned by the rest of the community for his non-conformist beliefs. Together, they investigate the mysterious sickness that is blighting the area, which Reese believes to be the work of a sinister local hermit. But as the plague spreads and the wide-eyed Billy falls ever deeper under Reese s spell, are they doing God s work or the Devil s bidding?
Also starring Mia Sara (Legend) and featuring a powerhouse performance by Donald Sutherland - reunited here with Don t Look Now screenwriter Allan Scott - Apprentice to Murder is a chilling and unforgettable tale of the macabre that blurs the lines between conventional notions of good and evil.