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Ritual (2013) Review

27 December 2013 7:36 PM, PST | Best-Horror-Movies.com | See recent Best-Horror-Movies.com news »

Ritual is the second directorial effort of Mickey Keating but it seems that his first (titled Ultra Violence (2011)) didnt get any play. How this film ended up being one of the After Dark Films and distributed by Lionsgate is anybodys guess. This one is a stinker but the successful production and distribution seems to have helped Keating secure a couple of upcoming films including writer credits for The Night Stalkers (2014) and The Fixer () and another stab at the directors chair with Fallout Shelter (2014). It would be interesting to get the real story behind this film and its current status as there are a number of microbudget Indies that nobody will ever see and will never get this far and yet are far superior. »

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Weepy First Clip from After Dark's Ritual

12 December 2013 1:43 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The first clip from After Dark Originals' satanic flick Ritual has arrived, and let's just say that it's not very enticing. Unless watching women crying is your thing. In that case this quick look should be right up your alley.

Ritual, which is heading our way December 31st, marks the feature film debut of director and writer Mickey Keating. It stars Lisa Marie Summerscales (Water for Elephants), Dean Cates (You, Only Better), and Derek Phillips (42, "Friday Night Lights").

Synopsis

A long time ago Tom loved Lovely. They were married and everything was perfect, at least for a little while. But that was then and this is now. Lovely has just killed a man in cold blood after he tried to drug and kidnap her in a motel. She calls Tom to help, but now they've found a VHS tape that depicts a satanic ritual in which a woman is murdered. »

- Uncle Creepy

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Murder Is Nothing Compared To Their Ritual - See The Creepy Trailer Here!

27 November 2013 8:52 AM, PST | Horrorbid | See recent Horrorbid news »

Ritual is the first horror movie from director Mickey Keating. This title has recently been picked up by After Dark Films as part of its second slate of releases. Lionsgate Home Entertainment is set to release Ritual by the end of the year onto DVD, VOD, and digital outlets. Below you will find the very wicked trailer for Ritual which draws you in, leaving you with the feeling of wanting to see the rest of the story to find out what happens. Very… »

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Exclusive Trailer Premiere for After Dark's Ritual

5 November 2013 8:00 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Right now we have the exclusive trailer premiere for After Dark Originals' satanic flick Ritual. Check out every devilishly ceremonial pixel of it right here free of spells, incantations, and handfuls of chicken bones.

Ritual, which is heading our way December 31st, marks the feature film debut of director and writer Mickey Keating. It stars Lisa Marie Summerscales (Water for Elephants), Dean Cates (You, Only Better), and Derek Phillips (42, "Friday Night Lights").

Synopsis

A long time ago Tom loved Lovely. They were married and everything was perfect, at least for a little while. But that was then and this is now. Lovely has just killed a man in cold blood after he tried to drug and kidnap her in a motel. She calls Tom to help, but now they've found a VHS tape that depicts a satanic ritual in which a woman is murdered. Lovely desperately wants to leave and they do, »

- Uncle Creepy

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Halloween Night Short Film Debut: Drew Daywalt's Selfie

31 October 2013 4:09 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Happy Halloween, everyone!

Today marks the end of our Halloween Night short film series, and I have to say, the filmmakers involved this month killed it.  A big thanks to Mickey Keating for approaching me on this endeavor and thanks to everyone who contributed.

If you haven't seen any of the films, watch 'em here.

That said, we conclude with an entry called "Selfie" from director Drew Daywalt, who has helmed multiple shorts for his Daywalt Fear Factory label, Red Clover for After Dark Films and has The Hurting Man on the way.  Head inside for this bite-size terror treat!

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After Dark Performs a Ritual; Conjures Up Trailer

30 October 2013 3:22 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

A trailer has arrived for After Dark Originals' satanic flick Ritual, and we have every devilishly ceremonial pixel of it for you right here free of spells, incantations, and handfuls of chicken bones.

Ritual, which is heading our way December 31st, marks the feature film debut of director and writer Mickey Keating. It stars Lisa Marie Summerscales (Water for Elephants), Dean Cates (You, Only Better), and Derek Phillips (42, "Friday Night Lights").

Synopsis

A long time ago Tom loved Lovely. They were married and everything was perfect, at least for a little while. But that was then and this is now. Lovely has just killed a man in cold blood after he tried to drug and kidnap her in a motel. She calls Tom to help, but now they've found a VHS tape that depicts a satanic ritual in which a woman is murdered. Lovely desperately wants to leave and they do, »

- Uncle Creepy

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Halloween Night Short Film Debut: Bits and Pieces

16 October 2013 8:00 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Welcome to the second entry in our "Halloween Night" film series in which a handful of indie directors came together to whip a series of shorts that take place on our favorite night of the year.  We began with Mickey Keating's "Trick."  Today, we give you director Jenn Wexler's "Bits and Pieces," starring Larry Fessenden and Hanna Cheek.

Wexler is a writer-director based out of Brooklyn.  Her first two shorts, “Halloween Bash” and “Slumber Party,” played horror fests including Viscera Film Festival and Shriekfest Film Festival. She manages marketing and digital for Larry Fessenden’s Glass Eye Pix.  She served as a post-production coordinator on Ti West's The Sacrament and is an associate producer on Fessenden's Beneath and the acclaimed genre audio series, Tales from Beyond the Pale.

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Watch Trick, The First Of Shock's Halloween Night Short Films.

14 October 2013 2:00 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Okay. You have two weeks left to get into the mood for Halloween. So why not take a moment for a Halloween quickie and watch the short Trick from Ritual director Mickey Keating. Shock Til You Drop begins this year's Halloween Night Short Film series with Keating's short film that starts with a woman tied to a chair. "For the film, I wanted to put a very stylized spin on the old horror trope of the helpless victim tied to a chair, awaiting their doom.  In this case, the doom is in the form of a costumed killer who collects the heads of trick-or-treaters on Halloween night."...

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‘Trick’ Kicks Off Halloween Short Film Series

14 October 2013 1:50 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

There may not be an overload of horror movies making it to theaters this Halloween, but there are plenty of things to get excited about, including classic re-releases on Blu-ray and new movies making their way to VOD. Something else we thought our readers would be interested in is a recently launched short film series, titled “Halloween Night.” The first short film was directed by Mickey Keating (Ritual) and you can watch it right now.

Here’s what Keating had to say about his short, titled Trick: “For the film, I wanted to put a very stylized spin on the old horror trope of the helpless victim tied to a chair, awaiting their doom.  In this case, the doom is in the form of a costumed killer who collects the heads of trick-or-treaters on Halloween night.”

This video is courtesy of Shock Till You Drop, who will release additional short »

- Jonathan James

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Shock's Halloween Night Short Film Series Begins With 'Trick'

14 October 2013 8:00 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

For ShockTillYouDrop.com, Halloween is felt all year round.  When October rolls around, it's difficult to break out of our normal routine of coverage, however, I think Shock has something truly special for you.

Today, we're kicking of "Halloween Night," a series of short films shot and debuting exclusively here and directed by some terrific indie filmmakers.

That said, allow me to introduce you to Trick by director - and "Halloween Night" mastermind - Mickey Keating.  He completed the feature film Ritual within the last year and it's arriving on DVD from Lionsgate Home Ent./After Dark Films on December 31st.

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After Dark's Ritual Heads Home Right Before the New Year

7 October 2013 1:57 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

A part of After Dark Films' second series of After Dark Originals, the satanic flick Ritual has just been set for a December 31st release on both DVD and digital platforms. Learn all about it here!

From the Press Release

After Dark Films proudly announces the sixth film in its After Dark Originals 2 series (ADO2), Ritual, a horrific tale that craftily brings you into the world of sadistic satanic rituals.

Ritual marks the feature film debut of director and writer Mickey Keating. It stars Lisa Marie Summerscales (Water for Elephants), Dean Cates (You, Only Better), and Derek Phillips (42, "Friday Night Lights").

"There is a stark and lonely reality to these characters that makes the film so terrifying. We are excited to add this to our line-up." - Stephanie Caleb.

"Ritual is a love letter to pulpy 1970s horror films like Race With the Devil, Punishment Park, and Hardcore. I've »

- John Squires

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After Dark Films Picks Up Mickey Keating's Horrifying Ritual for 2013

12 September 2013 4:14 PM, PDT | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

Ritual is the first horror film from director Mickey Keating. This title has recently been picked up by After Dark Films as part of its second slate of releases. Ritual stars Derek Phillips (Serum), Larry Fessenden (The Last Winter) and Dean Cates. Recently, the official poster art for the film has been released. Ritual tells a tale of Satanic cults and bloody murder. Tom (Cates) and Lovely (Lisa Marie Summerscales) are a couple confronted with a problem. Lovely has just killed a man in self-defence and this victim is part of a secret cult. Now, this cult is looking for Lovely and revenge Fans of horror can preview the film here, with the official artwork for Ritual. A skull is prominent and the graphic alludes to some strange going-ons at an isolated hotel. As well, an early still from the film is below. The photograph shows some of the film's cult members. »

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Horror ‘Ritual’ Poster Ready To Check-In

12 September 2013 12:14 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Here in the UK we don’t have much need for motels. We’re just not big enough. But having watched my fair share of films and TV shows, I gather they are places where murder and unpleasant goings on occur. I don’t know why Obama doesn’t just shut them down. Ritual, a film from Mickey Keating, sees a man arrive at a motel after his estranged wife calls him for help. It appears she’s killed a man connected to a cult, and you can bet your bottom dollar there’s going to be reprisals.

I really like this poster, and were it on the cover of a DVD, I would pick it up without a second thought. Skulls and candles are always great ingredients when concocting a creepy main course, but that word “Motel” is just loaded with sinister spine-tingling spookiness.

Keating speaks of his influences and love of the project, »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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After Dark Films' Official Poster for Ritual Revealed...

11 September 2013 3:52 PM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

After Dark Films has revealed the one-sheet for Ritual, the latest film to join the After Dark Originals 2 series.

Ritual is a horrific tale that craftily brings you into the world of sadistic satanic rituals; it marks the first feature debut for director and writer by Mickey Keating, starring Lisa Marie Summerscales, Dean Cates, and Derek Phillips.

"Ritual is a love letter to pulpy 1970s horror films like Race With The Devil, Punishment Park, and Hardcore. I've loved the works of After Dark Films since their first Horrorfest broke onto the scene and I couldn't be more excited that my movie found a home with them," says Keating.  Head inside for a larger look at the one-sheet!

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A Teaser for The Night Stalkers Creeps Up On You

23 August 2013 2:39 PM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Director Chelsea Peters has unveiled the first teaser for her upcoming horror feature The Night Stalkers.  Head inside for the grisly goods.

Last year, Peters produced Ritual, a film acquired by After Dark Films that was directed by The Night Stalkers scribe Mickey Keating.

In the film, bodies stack high when a group of hooligans break into a tiny unassuming grocery store and end up the newest victims of a family of depraved and sadistic serial killers.

Stay tuned for more updates!

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Dread Central Streaming Horror Filmmaking Panel Live from La Film School

23 May 2013 5:19 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Hey, kids! Got nothing on your agenda for May 30th? Interested in what it takes to become a horror filmmaker? Then you may want to tune in to this special horror filmmaking panel streaming live from the La Film School hosted by our own Heather Wixson.

If you want to attend the event Live, click here as Dread Central readers get a 40% discount by entering the code "dreadcentral." Hurry up, though! We only have 75 tickets available for the discount!

Can't make it to the show but still want to take part? Just tweet your questions to @DreadCentral or @ScreenCrafting and use the hashtag #HorrorPanel.

Guests Include:

Andrew Wilson

Manager at Zero Gravity, Andrew represents such legendary horror directors and writers as Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre) and Clive Barker (Hellraiser and Candyman) among many others!

Adam Simon

Writer-director Adam Simon sold his script for The Haunting in Connecticut to Lionsgate, »

- Uncle Creepy

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Lionsgate Signs On For Ritual

5 April 2013 2:12 PM, PDT | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

Got word this afternoon that Lionsgate has pick up the Us distribution on a interesting sounding project titled Ritual. Deadline got the exclusive of the multi-territory release in which Lionsgate will hand the stateside distribution. It’s the directorial debut for Mickey Keating who also wrote the project.

The film stars Leigh Whannell, Derek Phillips, Lisa Summerscales and Dean Cates.

Synopsis

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- Dave Dreher

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Ritual Conjures Up Distribution Stateside Via Lionsgate

5 April 2013 1:23 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Around August of last year was the last time we had a chance to talk about Mickey Keating's directorial debut, Ritual, but with the passage of time comes good things... including distribution news. Read on for details.

According to Deadline, Continental Media has closed multi-territory deals on Ritual, from Eric B. Fleischman’s Ebf Productions and Chelsea Peters’ Chelsea Stardust, through After Dark Films, which will distribute in those markets. Lionsgate has come aboard for the U.S. Continental will shop the remaining territories — including Canada, Germany, Japan, and Spain — next month in Cannes.

The film, written and directed by Keating, stars Leigh Whannell (Saw, Insidious), Derek Phillips (“Friday Night Lights”), Lisa Summerscales, and Dean Cates. Eric B. Fleischman and Chelsea Peters produce. Check out a lengthy plot crunch and some sales art below.

Synopsis

The radio blares a 24-hour Halloween Weekend Fright Fest as Tom Moses drives deeper and deeper into the desert. »

- Uncle Creepy

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Ritual Acquired By Lionsgate, Team Moves On to The Night Stalkers

5 April 2013 12:26 PM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

After Dark Films and Lionsgate have picked up the indie horror film Ritual, written and directed by Mickey Keating, says Deadline.  The film first came across our radar last fall when shooting commenced with Eric Fleischman and Chelsea Peters producing.

After Dark Film is going to distribute the project, stay tuned for a release date.  The film finds a husband and wife who have a dead occult member on their hands.  

With the clock ticking, they attempt to figure out what to do with the body before the rest of his pals show up.  

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