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The Ritual (I) (2009)

 -  Drama | Horror  -  15 August 2009 (USA)
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A serial killer begins the process of grooming a protégé, until outside influences threaten to destroy their sadistic relationship.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul McCloskey ...
Wayne Montgomery
Barbara Lessin ...
Andrea Montgomery
Brinke Stevens ...
Julie
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Detective John Haynes
Joey Garrison ...
Jared
Devin Kates ...
Seth
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Grey Mortimer
Mark Cray ...
John Craven
Colleen Hawthorne ...
Kathy Cole
Anne Reiss ...
Kaylah
Kati Jordan ...
Holly
Tony Kates ...
Robert
Art Lyle ...
John 'Jack' Hambrick
Meredith Fagioli ...
Victim
Geoff Lutz ...
Max Stevens
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Serial killer Wayne Montgomery was inadvertently "outed" in December 2006, after DNA evidence linked him and his wife Andrea to a series of brutal unsolved murders in the small town of Claymont, Delaware - as well as the disappearance of their own daughter Monica. However, Andrea was the only one arrested. Authorities were unable to locate Wayne, who had simply vanished. Countless hours of Wayne & Andrea's home footage, allegedly depicting several of these vicious acts being committed, had also vanished. Recently discovered footage recorded by Wayne in 2007 details his activities in the months following his wife's arrest - adjusting to his life as a fugitive...and beginning a sadistic, twisted relationship with a teenage male hustler named Jared, whom Wayne has selected to groom as a successor. However, things will soon become unraveled when outside influences threaten to destroy the foundation that Wayne has created for his young student. Written by Anthony Spadaccini

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Shooting took 16 months. See more »

Quotes

Wayne Montgomery: This is who I am. I'm a serial killer.
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Connections

Followed by Post-Mortem (2010) See more »

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Chansons sans paroles (1989) op. 2 Melodie printaniere
Performed by Gerard Satamian
Courtesy of Magnatune
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13 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Serial killer Wayne Montgomery was inadvertently "outed" in December 2006, after DNA evidence linked him and his wife Andrea to a series of brutal unsolved murders in the small town of Claymont, Delaware - as well as the disappearance of their own daughter Monica. However, Andrea was the only one arrested.

Authorities were unable to locate Wayne, who had simply vanished.

Countless hours of Wayne & Andrea's home footage, allegedly depicting several of these vicious acts being committed, had also vanished. Recently discovered footage recorded by Wayne in 2007 details his activities in the months following his wife's arrest - adjusting to his life as a fugitive...and beginning a sadistic, twisted relationship with a teenage male hustler named Jared, whom Wayne has selected to groom as a successor.

However, things will soon become unraveled when outside influences threaten to destroy the foundation that Wayne has created for his young student.

This movie is not a horror movie. It's a talking head movie and boring beyond belief. Slow, tedious, talkie. And oddly directed. Don't bother. Unless you want a new version of Lunestra.


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