Interview: Alice Englert & Thomas Mann Chat Snake-Handling Centric “Them That Follow”

After making a HUGE splash at the Sundance Film Festival in January, Britt Poulton and Dan Madison Savage's Them That Follow has migrated to warmer weather for its Texas premiere at SXSW.

The film, which is set within a community of believers who sacrifice themselves (and their fears) to death-dealing snakes to prove their commitment to God, centers around a pastor’s daughter and the haunting secret that she holds deep within her chest. A slow-burn in the best way possible, Them That Follow provides a unique character study that challenges the grey area that exists between faith and family.

Mara and Augie sit at the center of the film, prompting a wealth of questions, only some of which can be answered. Fortunately both Alice Englert and Thomas Mann were on hand to discuss some of the broader issues of the film - like their excitement to working with now Academy Award winner Olivia Colman and Emmy nominee Walton Goggins.


About Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.