The Catechism Cataclysm is one of those quirky little movies that sort of defies definition. The buddy comedy turned bizarre nightmare caught me completely off guard and turned out to be one of the most refreshing films I had the opportunity to check out during the South by Southwest Film Festival.
For those who may not have heard of The Catechism Cataclysm (review here), the movie is the oddball tale about Father Billy (Steve Little), who is an offbeat priest forced to take a sabbatical from the church. During the sabbatical fan-boy priest Billy tracks down his high school idol Robbie (Robert Longstreet), who begrudgingly agrees to a canoe trip with his overeager fan. When the duo get lost in the woods, tensions run high as night approaches, and then things get epically weird. To say anything more would give away all the fun of the third act so I’ll just leave it at this- events of that evening for Father Billy and Robbie escalate to a Wicker Man meets Scanners kind of awesomeness that David Lynch would definitely approve of.
Dread Central had the opportunity to chat with writer/director Todd Rohal as well as the film’s leads Longstreet and Little in Austin a few weeks back to get the lowdown on The Catechism Cataclysm and their experiences collaborating on the project.
Check out our exclusive video interview with the trio below, and for more on The Catechism Cataclysm, you can check out the official The Catechism Cataclysm website.
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