Home to little more than the decayed remnants of past inhabitants, the forest is eerily desolate and seemingly lifeless. Its surreal surroundings would seem inhospitable but is indeed occupied by a distrubed family torn apart by the mysterious death of the adult children’s grandfather. With a pervasive sense of dread, Adam hunts for answers to what precipitated the gradual demise of his family and learns that he (and they) are not alone. Not only has someone or something entered their lives, but he begins to understand that the insidious presence by the name of Sator has been observing his family, subtly influencing all of them for years and attempting to claim them.
The sensationally eerie Sator is a profoundly unsettling film about family and isolation. An incredible achievement from filmmaker Jordan Graham, who executed practically every task required to make the film over the course of six years. The result is an exercise in inexplicable creeping dread and a truly engrossing cinema experience.