How do people get sucked into those weird cult things? Netflix’s new original feature Rebirth posits a particularly unsettling scenario for indoctrination: Fran Kranz (The Cabin In The Woods) stars as a buttoned-down suburban dad who finds himself pulled back into the orbit of an old college friend, played by Adam Goldberg (Saving Private Ryan), who convinces him to try out a life-changing self-actualization program that he himself recently completed. “Life-changing” turns out to be the key phrase, as a fun weekend seminar steadily devolves into chaos, confusion, terror, and plenty of pulsing EDM.
This psychological thriller comes from writer/director Karl Mueller (Mr. Jones, The Devil’s Hand) and boasts a supporting cast which includes Harry Hamlin (Mad Men), Sheryl Lee (Twin Peaks), and Steve Agee (The Sarah Silverman Show).
Rebirth will debut on Netflix this Friday, July 15.