Lu Yun ,Lorraine is a young novelist who has been suffering from severe headache, nightmares and occasional short-term memory loss from a car accident. Daily medication has become a part of her life. One day, a plane crash killed Lu Yun’s husband, Kenny. Lorraine couldn’t take the news. Not long after the accident, a call made by Kenny’s cell phone startled Lorraine. On the other side of the line was a man named Ben. His fiancée, Lynn was killed in the same plane crash. Kenny’s cell phone was put into Lynn’s remain by mistake. Out of curiosity, Ben checked out Kenny’s phone and found evidence which led him to believe that Kenny and Lynn were having an affair and planning to run away together to a town called X. Their sudden departure left Lorraine and Ben a lot of questions unanswered. In order to find out the truth of their other halves, Lorraine and Ben decided to go to this unheard town X with nothing but a few photos in Kenny’s phone.
The trip to town X was extremely long and hard with life threatening incidents. It seemed that there was a strong force stopping them from going further. Lorraine found strange notes reminding her to take extra caution and not to trust anyone. Despite the danger, it didn’t affect their determination to keep going.
When they finally arrived in the remote and quiet town X, they were beyond exhaustion. They had no choice but to stay in the only motel for the night. Everyone in the motel looked suspicious to Lorraine. At the same time, she started having doubts in Ben. She sensed that something was not right.
That night in the motel, Lorraine saw Lynn passing. She followed Lynn to a dark hallway and heard her conversation with Kenny. They were still alive! Lorraine followed them further to a basement where Ben was already hiding in. They blended into the crowd and witnessed a horrifying “face-changing” ceremony which sliced off the faces from a living person and changed it to someone else’s. When the crowd was applauding for the success of face-changing, Lorraine and Ben were discovered. In order to protect Lorraine, Ben’s tried to fight off the crowd but he failed. His face was sliced off and worn by Kenny! What was happening disgusted Lorraine and she escaped from the ceremony.
Lorraine called for help when she was out in the open. However no one would give her a hand because they were all the followers of the secret ceremony. She was ultimately helpless; then fainted. When she woke up, she was in the motel room. She had absolutely no idea what was going on. The motel manager showed her the video recording that she checked in alone three days ago and had been sleeping since then. And the motel did not have a basement.
Lorraine ran out of the motel and saw an ordinary town with people bustling about. The people around looked at her strangely. All of a sudden, Ben appeared. He introduced himself as an insurance executive in charge of the plane crash claim and had been looking for Lorraine. Looking at Ben, she did not have a clue if he was Ben or Kenny. Ben confirmed to Lorraine that she was all alone during the entire journey to town X. She had been talking to herself and imagining all the incidents happened. Her real identity wasn’t even a novelist. Lorraine was a role created in her imagination. She was actually a patient with mental illness. The evidence and Ben’s words made Lorraine believe everything was just her own mind playing tricks. Ben settled Lorraine in a mental hospital. The story seemed coming to an end but she was actually nowhere near to the truth.
Only a few people knew the truth and the conspiracy. Is Kenny still around? What’s going on with the Ben we see now? Everyone wants to know the truth. Yet some truth is better left unknown…
This is the feature feature for Joe Chien (Zombie 108), The Apostles is due for an 2014 release and stars Josie Ho, Fan Xia, Angus Xie, Suet Lam