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Ritual (2002)

R | | Horror | 2 May 2006 (USA)
Dr. Alice Dodgson gets her medical license revoked after the death of a patient. She's facing the possibility of not getting any job when she accepts to be the nurse for one young man who ... See full summary »

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Paul Claybourne
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Wesley Claybourne
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Caro Lamb
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J. B.
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Matthew Hope
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Superintendant Archibald
Dorothy Cunningham ...
Violette
Trevor Rhone ...
Julian
Carl Bradshaw ...
Ramon
Randolph Winston Jones ...
Gentleman Jackson
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Jackie
Scott Getlin ...
Scott
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Dr. Peter Winsvold
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Dr. Shaba
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Dr. Alice Dodgson gets her medical license revoked after the death of a patient. She's facing the possibility of not getting any job when she accepts to be the nurse for one young man who suffers of cephalitis called Wesley Claybourne. Aside from the sickness he's suffering Wesley believes he has been "touched" by some voodoo cult. While she stays in Jamaica, Dr. Dodgson will feel uncomfortable as she discovers that voodoo is not only a "state of mind" and could be a real threat to her life and Wesley's. She'll have to discover why she and her patient are targets of the voodoo curse. Written by MRPHANTASM - COSENTINO

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Older than bones. Darker than blood. Stronger than science. See more »

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Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Alice Dodgson's (Jennifer Grey's) name is a nod to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Her first name is Alice, and her last name is Dodgson, the surname of Charles Dodgson (a.k.a. author Lewis Carroll). See more »

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When Wesley grabs Paul's shirt, the collar is sticking out. It cuts to another angle and the shirt collar is folded in. See more »

Quotes

The Crypt Keeper: [in a fake Jamaican accent] Oh, what up my people? Welcome to Jamaica man! This is your old bosom bloody the Cryptkeeper.
Hot Girl: Nice hair.
The Crypt Keeper: Aint they cool? On me they call these "deadlocks".
[Cackles]
The Crypt Keeper: Woah! One of the things I love about Jamaica is the eye popping honeys. Of course, I'd prefer them with a little less meat on their bones, or better yet, just bones
[Cackles. A woman brings him a drink with a shrunken head in it]
The Crypt Keeper: T'anks but that's not what I be meanin when I say I want a little head.
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Crazy Credits

On the R1 DVD, the credits conclude and it fades to black. Suddenly there's a few brief scenes with the Cryptkeeper, as well as additional credits for the Cryptkeeper segments. See more »

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References Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956) See more »

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Reachin'
Written by Chris Seefried
Performed by Joe 90
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Sexy Horror !
20 November 2009 | by See all my reviews

Although this is a V movie, but it's better than many cinematic ones. (Ritual) is a small movie yet fine whether as sexy or as horror.

First of all, the "sexy" part : The image was bright, the colors were enticing, and (Kristen Wilson) was unbelievable! Since a small role in a series I hate (The District), and then a smaller role in a movie many hate (Doctor Dolittle) I felt that she's an exceptional beauty. This time she made that clear, being one of the hottest girls I've ever seen in a movie. I can't forget her in that rosy short skirt, she was dazzling like a rare gem. Or answering her house's door all naked.. This is matchless, giving (Ritual) the quality of "unforgettable" apart! I was amazed how she perfected her accent too. It makes you ask where is such a queen in Hollywood so-called blockbusters ? Here's another mystery, else the movie's one, for you!

The long-time absentee (Jennifer Grey) wasn't bad herself. The (Dirty Dancing)'s heroine has turned, with not many movies after, into a memory from the 1980s. Here, with the serenely colored clothes, the plain outfits, the curly hair, the short coiffure and her presence (which didn't differ much) she looked really like a memory from the 1980s! (Grey) delivered convincing performance with slight sexy moments. Obviously the makers wanted to exploit their movie's babies well since there was no budget; so let's put the 2 female leads (one blond, and one brunet) in skimpy clothes for most of the time. However when it comes to acting, and being too hot, simply Kristen Wilson wins.

The movie was moving as the same as sexy. It managed to be mysterious, a bit scary and most of all unpredictable. I loved the exciting unexplained events, the end's twist, so the last shot. The directing tried to be as exotic as the story. You might see that the movements of the camera were idiot, the using of the lenses was cheap, but anyway.. it worked. The landscapes seemed beautiful and wild. All in all it managed to be a journey into seductive and dangerous world. And despite the low budget I didn't feel any TV-ish moments.

Very few times when I put "entertaining" right before "horror" in one sentence, so how about a "V" movie too! But this time it deserves that. And surprisingly not for Kristen Wilson only. Lovely voodoo both ways.


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