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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Scott B. Smith (screenplay)
Scott B. Smith (novel)
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Release Date:
4 April 2008 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Terror has evolved.
Plot:
A group of friends whose leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when they, along with a fellow tourist embark on a remote archaeological dig in the jungle, where something evil lives among the ruins. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Jonathan Tucker ... Jeff

Jena Malone ... Amy

Laura Ramsey ... Stacy

Shawn Ashmore ... Eric

Joe Anderson ... Mathias

Sergio Calderón ... Lead Mayan
Jesse Ramirez ... Mayan Bowman
Balder Moreno ... Mayan Horseman

Dimitri Baveas ... Dimitri
Patricio Almeida Rodriguez ... Taxi Driver
Mario Jurado ... Mayan Archer

Luis Antonio Ramos ... Mayan Rifleman (as Luis Ramos)
Walter Quispe ... Mayan Rifleman
Pauline Whyman ... Wailing Woman
Nathan Vega ... Mayan Boy
Tanisha Marquez-Munduate ... Mayan Girl
Chris Argirousis ... Greek
Alexander Gregory ... Greek

Michelle Atkinson ... Archeologist

Bar Paly ... Archeologist

Jordan Patrick Smith ... Heinrich
Jovina Riveros Padilla ... Mayan Woman
Lucia Caballero ... Mayan Woman
Rufino Hernandez ... Mayan Guard
Carlos Enrique Delgado ... Mayan Guard
Mario Freire Rivera ... Mayan Guard
Elmer Alaya ... Mayan Guard
Jesus Tugumbango ... Mayan Guard

Karen Strassman ... Additional Vine Vocal (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andy Meritakis ... Mayan Boy #2 (uncredited)
Vivica Mitra ... Lady at the Pool (uncredited)

Robert Munns ... Groundskeeper (uncredited)
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Directed by
Carter Smith 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Scott B. Smith (screenplay)

Scott B. Smith (novel) (as Scott Smith)

Produced by
Gary Barber .... executive producer
Chris Bender .... producer
Roger Birnbaum .... executive producer
Stuart Cornfeld .... producer
Trish Hofmann .... executive producer
Jeremy Kramer .... producer
Ben Stiller .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Graeme Revell 
 
Cinematography by
Darius Khondji (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jeff Betancourt 
 
Casting by
Denise Chamian 
Ben Parkinson 
 
Production Design by
Grant Major 
 
Art Direction by
Brian Edmonds (supervising art director)
Michelle McGahey 
John Wingrove  (as JD Wingrove)
 
Costume Design by
Lizzy Gardiner 
 
Makeup Department
Paige Badenoch .... hair stylist
Paige Badenoch .... makeup artist
René Dashiell Kerby .... makeup artist: reshoots
Jake Garber .... special makeup effects artist: additional photography
Laura Kennard .... hair stylist
Laura Kennard .... makeup artist
Jennifer Lamphee .... makeup artist
Christine Spiller .... hair stylist: additional unit
Christine Spiller .... makeup artist: additional unit
Shane Thomas .... hair stylist supervisor
Shane Thomas .... makeup supervisor
Debbie Zoller .... makeup department head: re-shoots
 
Production Management
Troy Clarke .... unit manager
Karen Ruth Getchell .... production supervisor: additional photography
Trish Hofmann .... unit production manager
Sharon Miller .... unit production manager
Jake Rice .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jeff Betancourt .... second unit director
Bish Bishop .... second second assistant director
Jamie Crooks .... first assistant director
Charles Mann .... third assistant director
Jonathan McGarry .... first assistant director
Angela McPherson .... second assistant director (as Angella McPherson)
Paul Schmitz .... second assistant director (as Paul A. Schmitz)
 
Art Department
John Andersen .... on-set props
Richard Backman .... model maker
Bob Booker .... property master
Tom Brkich .... set finisher
Tom Brkich .... stand-by painter
Timothy Burgard .... storyboard artist
Gillian Butler .... set dresser
Tom Caddy .... lead art finisher
Daniel Cairns .... assistant property master
Graeme Callander .... storyboard artist
Gary Cameron .... lead vines maker
Pat Carr .... props
Garth Croft .... set builder
Dane Eade .... set builder
Laura Elkington .... set dresser
Jo-Anne Fletcher .... art finisher
Doug Franks .... on-set props
Ashley Alan Geary .... props
Irene 'Pida' Gleeson .... art finisher (as Irene Gleeson)
Trevor Goring .... storyboard artist
Benton Jew .... illustrator
George Kabot .... graphic designer (as George Kabiotis)
Klaus Kastberg .... set designer
John Lambert .... lead person
Leslie Landon .... greens
Brett C. Langby .... greens foreperson
Chris Laverty .... greens
David R. Lawson .... construction medic
Nigel Le Roux .... greens
Dave Leenders .... greens
Leigh Mackie .... concept illustrator
David McBurney .... buyer
David McBurney .... dresser
Nigel McKee .... greens
Jim Millett .... model maker (as James Millett)
Peter 'Babylon' Owens .... model maker
John Rann .... construction manager
Kristin Reuter .... props
Emma Rudkin .... buyer
Emma Rudkin .... dresser
Phil Shearer .... concept illustrator
Darrin Smith .... carpenter
Kris Swales .... buyer
Kris Swales .... dresser
Dilys Tan .... art department coordinator (as Dilys M. Tan)
Brent Tasker .... greens
Michelle Thatcher .... buyer
Michelle Thatcher .... dresser
Barry Thompson .... head props maker
Darren Unsgaard .... props
Tony Voevodin .... props (as Anthony Voevodin)
Ronald Wallekers .... head greensman
John Whatford .... greens coordinator
John Whatford .... vines coordinator
Paula Whiteway .... set designer
Prudence Williams .... art department accountant
Maria-Rose Payne .... vine maker (uncredited)
Shannon Riggs .... vine maker (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Kami Asgar .... sound effects editor
David Betancourt .... foley mixer
Tracy Bolt .... sound mix technician
Beau Borders .... sound re-recording mixer
Richard Branca .... sound facilities coordinator: Sony
Paul 'Salty' Brincat .... sound mixer
Dorian Cheah .... sound designer
Dorian Cheah .... supervising sound effects editor
Rod Conder .... boom operator (as Rodney Conder)
Michael Dressel .... foley editor
Dawn Fintor .... foley artist
Jeff Gomillion .... adr mixer
Scott G.G. Haller .... dialogue editor
Jonathan Klein .... supervising foley editor
Rhys Maitland-Jones .... sound mix technician
John Marquis .... supervising sound editor
Herwig Maurer .... sound effects editor
Julianne McCormack .... sound facilities coordinator: Sony
Sean McCormack .... supervising sound editor
Eric Nagy .... sound effects editor
Kevin O'Connell .... sound re-recording mixer
Erin Oakley .... adr supervisor
Stacey Parish .... cable person
Lisa Pinero .... production sound mixer: additional photography
Eryne Prine .... assistant sound editor
Jacob Riehle .... first assistant sound editor
Philip Rogers .... adr recordist (as Phillip Rodgers)
Christopher Sposa .... boom operator: additional photography
Alicia Stevenson .... foley artist
Tim Tuchrello .... sound effects editor
John Wakeham .... sound effects editor
David Weisberg .... adr mixer
Mark Sheffield .... sound mix technician (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Jason Baird .... prosthetics effects supervisor
Bruce Bright .... special effects coordinator
Jac Charlton .... prosthetics technician
Robert Charlton .... prosthetics technician
Mark Cleary .... prosthetics technician
Charmaine Connelly .... prosthetics artist
Rick Connelly .... prosthetics artist
Gab Facchinei .... prosthetics artist (as Gabrielle Facchinei)
David Fletcher .... special effects supervisor
Dean Franklin .... special effects technician
Karen Grose .... prosthetics coordinator
Richard Howie .... lead special effects technician
Matt Keogh .... special effects technician (as Matthew Keogh)
Allison Klein .... studio coordinator: Tatopoulos Studios
Nicole La Praik .... special effects crew
Jim Leng .... lead special effects technician
Brendan McHale .... special effects technician
Robert McKinnon .... conceptual artist: Tatopoulos Studios
Greg Oliver .... special effects technician
Steven Parker .... prosthetics artist
James Paul .... lead special effects technician
Mark Stone .... lead special effects technician
Julian Summers .... special effects technician
Patrick Tatopoulos .... creature designer
Rebecca Thiele .... special effects technician
Jon Turburfield .... senior animator
 
Visual Effects by
Beverly Abbott .... visual effects coordinator
Leo Baker .... visual effects supervisor
Jesse Balodis .... visual effects
Nacho Barahona .... render wrangler: Rising Sun Pictures
Dan Bethell .... research and development technical director: Rising Sun Pictures
David C. Bryant .... CGI supervisor: Pixel Playground
Romain Buignet .... digital effects artist
Darren Byford .... lead lighting technical director
Ben Campbell .... lighting technical director
Fred Chapman .... lead rigger: Rising Sun Pictures
Tim Christensen .... digital compositor: Frantic Films
Wes Cilldhaire .... render wrangler: Rising Sun Pictures
Sam Cole .... senior compositor: Fuel International
Michaela Danby .... digital compositor
Laurence Dodd .... pre-vis artist
Michael Dohne .... digital compositor: Rising Sun Pictures
Amanda Elmendorf .... visual effects assistant
Chris Elson .... digital compositor
Karin Eunson-Ross .... visual effects production manager: Frantic Films
Suzanne Evans-Booth .... visual effects coordinator
Anouchka Farrenc .... creature animator: Rising Sun Pictures
Mitchell Ferm .... visual effects producer
William Gammon .... compositor: Rising Sun Picture
William Gammon .... data wrangler: Rising Sun Picture
Kyle Goodsell .... digital compositor (Rising Sun Pictures)
Katie Goodwin .... visual effects editor: RSP
Kim Gordon .... digital compositor
Matthew Gratzner .... visual effects supervisor
Caroline Grubb .... vfx production manager: Rising Sun Pictures
Rhonda C. Gunner .... visual effects consultant
Sam Hancock .... technical director
Chris Harvey .... visual effects consultant: Frantic Films
Katie Hecker .... digital compositor
Keith Herft .... compositing lead
Sam Hodge .... lighting technical director: Rising Sun Pictures
Malcolm Humphreys .... CG supervisor: Rising Sun Pictures
Jan Huybrechs .... 3D scanning: Eyetronics
Marco Iozzi .... senior lighting artist
Dennis Jones .... digital compositor
Jiwoon Kim .... digital compositor
Daniel Kmet .... animator
Carsten Kolve .... research & development: Rising Sun Pictures
Ivan La Rosa .... effects rigging technical director: Rising Sun Pictures
Jennifer Law-Stump .... digital compositor
Don Lee .... visual effects supervisor: Pixel Playground
Kim Lee .... visual effects producer: Pixel Playground
Tyler Lee .... data wrangler
Joe Leveson .... lighting technical director: Rising Sun Pictures Sydney
Jarrod Linton .... digital effects artist
Ken McGaugh .... visual effects supervisor: Rising Sun Pictures
Genevieve McMahon .... facility manager: visual effects
Gregory L. McMurry .... visual effects supervisor
Jessica Millar .... lighting techical director (as Jessica Braun)
Luke Millar .... lead lighting technical director
Norah Mulroney .... digital compositor: Rising Sun Pictures
Ben Myers .... digital compositor: Frantic Films
Donal Nolan .... digital compositor
James P. Noon .... tracking
Rob Nunn .... pre-vis artist (as Robert Nunn)
Premamurti Paetsch .... visual effects artist
Chris Pember .... visual effects artist: Frantic Films
Nick Pill .... art director: vfx
Nick Pitt-Owen .... visual effects artist
Dane Rapaport .... digital compositor
Benjamin Rayner .... compositor: Rising Sun Pictures
Jonathan Reynolds .... digital artist
Kurtis Richmond .... lead matte artist: FUEL International
Mark Robben .... digital compositor: Pixel Playground
Ben Roberts .... digital compositor: Rising Sun Pictures
Johannes Saam .... research and development technical director: Rising Sun Pictures
Matthew Sabourin .... render wrangler
David Sanger .... visual effects producer
Mazdiar Santoke .... digital compositor
Robert Schajer .... visual effects producer: Frantic Films
Tara Schellenberg .... visual effects coordinator: Frantic Films
Michael Shand .... visual effects supervisor: Frantic Films
Randal Shore .... visual effects producer: Frantic Films
Prateep Siamwalla .... tracking
Bobby Silman .... digital compositor: Frantic Films
Christoph Sprenger .... research and development: Rising Sun Pictures
Max Stummer .... digital compositor: Rising Sun Pictures
Daniel Thompson .... visual effects artist
Richard Thwaites .... visual effects coordinator
Mark Tremble .... digital compositor
Les Turner .... animator
Robert Ward .... visual effects artist
Jenny Wardrop .... visual effects editor: Rising Sun Pictures
Ben Warner .... digital compositor: Rising Sun Pictures
Jeremy West .... camera tracker
Hailey White .... animator
James Whitlam .... visual effects executive producer: Rising Sun Pictures
Dan Wills .... digital effects artist
Gavin Wright .... previsualization artist: Proof
Xye .... tracking
Alfred Young .... lighting technical director
Cory Lee .... paint/rotoscope artist: Pixel Playground, inc. (uncredited)
Thomas Mathai .... data manager (uncredited)
Kenneth Nakada .... vfx concept design: Zen Haven Studios (uncredited)
Adam Trowse .... paint/roto artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Lee Adamson .... stunt performer
Lee Adamson .... stunt rigger
Ian Bostock .... stunts
Renee Bowen .... stunts
Ben Bray .... stunt coordinator
Damien Bray .... stunt rigger
Damien Bray .... stunt safety
Raelene Chapman .... stunt double: amy
Haydn Dalton .... utility stunts
Wally Dalton .... stunts
Mitch Deans .... stunt coordinator
Thomas Dewier .... utility stunts
Sam Elia .... stunts
Steve Harman .... stunt rigger
Brendan Jakins .... stunt rigger
Nicholas Lawson .... stunts
Scott McLean .... assistant stunt coordinator
Matthew Spriggs .... stunts
Alicia Vela-Bailey .... utility stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lui Alefosio .... rigger
James Baines .... rigger
Luke Barlow .... additional second assistant camera
Ian Barton .... second company grip
Mark Bills .... electrician
Matthew Blyth .... video assist
Bradley Boterhoek .... grip
Robbie Boyd .... electrician (as Robert Boyd)
Amanda Bradford .... rigger
Tim Buckland .... video split operator (as Timothy John Buckland)
Simon Christidis .... underwater cinematographer
Andrew Conder .... camera operator
Dominic Connor .... rigging electrician
Simon Cooke .... dolly grip operator
James Crane .... electrician
Tristan Davies .... additional second assistant camera
Graeme Dew .... rigging supervisor
Sebastian Dickins .... rigger
David Elmes .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Reg Garside .... chief lighting technician
Billy Harmer .... grip
Brendan Jakins .... rigger
Mark Jefferies .... assistant chief lighting technician
Simon Killingly .... rigger
Leith Klaffer .... second company rigging grip
Wayne Lauder .... first company rigging grip
David 'Rusty' Leckonby .... grip
Steve Mackay .... rigger
John McGonegle .... lighting technician
Sandy McLennan .... camera attachment
David Misura .... rigger
Cameron Morley .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Jesse Moyes .... electrician
Phil Mulligan .... rigging electrician (as Phillip Mulligan)
Cameron Murchison .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
David Nichols .... first company grip
Bruce Olinder .... chief lighting technician: second unit
Gulliver Page .... lighting technician
Peter Quinn .... video operator
Henry Richards .... rigger
Michael Ryan .... rigger
Matt Slattery .... chief rigging electrician (as Matthew Slattery)
Peter Smith .... second company rigging grip
Jeff Snyder .... video assist operator
Joe Stick .... rigging electrician (as Joseph Stick)
Luke Stone .... dolly grip
Bob Szerszyn .... rigger
Laurence Thomas .... rigger
Gordon Tier .... electrician
Vince Valitutti .... still photographer
Matthew Weston .... film loader
Jörg Widmer .... Steadicam operator
Jörg Widmer .... camera operator: "b" camera
David Williamson .... camera operator
Allan Willis .... best boy rigging
Allan Willis .... rigging electrician
Matt Windon .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Matthew Windon)
Colin Wyatt .... electrician
Jayden York .... libra head technician
 
Animation Department
Leo Baker .... animator
Tim Kings-Lynne .... animator
Brian Ward .... animator
Alex Weight .... animator
 
Casting Department
Natalie Ballesteros .... casting assistant
Nikki Barrett .... casting: Australia
Angela Demo .... casting associate
Leslee Feldman .... casting executive
Bud Hopes .... background casting
Ben Parkinson .... casting: Australia
Jennifer Venditti .... casting: New York
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Wendy Asher .... costumer (as Wendy Asher Gallagher)
Adam Dalli .... costumer
Alecia De Marco .... costume buyer
Helen Maggs .... lead costumer
Amy Mitchell .... costumer
Tina Symonds .... costumer
Kerry Thompson .... costume supervisor
Samantha Walker .... costumer
Samantha Walker .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
John Peter Bernardo .... associate editor (as J.P. Bernardo)
Elena Bovetti .... editorial production assistant
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Beth Dewey .... digital intermediate producer
Todd Fulkerson .... first assistant editor: US
Leilani Gushiken .... post-production coordinator
Mandy Jacobs .... first assistant editor: Australia
Curtis Lindersmith .... digital intermediate editor
Yvan Lucas .... colorist: Efilm
David Matusek .... second assistant editor
Jim Passon .... color timer
Robert E. Phillips .... digital intermediate assistant producer: EFILM
Tom Reiser .... colorist assist: Efilm
Larry Engelmann .... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Mark Curry .... music mixer
Mark Curry .... music recordist
Greg Hayes .... pro tools operator
Ashley Revell .... additional music editor
Graeme Revell .... conductor: orchestra
Graeme Revell .... orchestrator
David E. Russo .... music programmer (as David Russo)
David E. Russo .... orchestrator (as David Russo)
Joshua Winget .... music editor
Gina Zimmitti .... orchestra contractor
 
Transportation Department
Mark 'Lurch' Houstein .... driver: cast
Jamie Whitfield .... transportation captain
Rodney Woods .... action vehicle coordinator
 
Other crew
Blake Archer .... location manager
Angelique Badenoch .... assistant production coordinator
Adam Bagger .... assistant: Mr. Smith
Eric Bailey .... production assistant
Sean F. Barth .... product placement (as Sean Barth)
Lynn Benzie .... production liaison
Rebecca Boyle .... script supervisor: additional photography
Lara Breay .... development executive
Remi Broadway .... stand-in
Katie Brock .... animal wrangler (as Katie Brock-Medland)
Kristy Brooks .... production assistant
Tony Brown .... location scout
Suzie Bruce .... production accountant
Zelie Bullen .... animal wrangler
Jenny Lynn Burnett .... post-production accountant
Kim Buttlar .... coordinator: Mr. Barber
Celeste Cavanagh .... stand-in
Anthea Charalambous .... assistant: Mr. Bender
Kaleb Day .... medic
Natalia de Palma .... stand-in
Jessica Dowdeswell .... stand-in
Rachel Duxbury .... payroll accountant
Narelle Dyer .... production secretary
Matt Eppedio .... assistant: Mr. Cornfeld
Lisa Fiorito .... researcher
Rachael Lin Gallaghan .... production coordinator: additional photography
Elan Garfias .... adr voice
Karen Garlich .... payroll accountant: re-shoots
Lachlan Gartshore .... stand-in
Traci Genders .... crew contracts coordinator
Barker Gerard .... assistant: Mr. Smith
Michelle Gerber .... accounting assistant
Jeff Gribble .... armorer
Clare Hallas .... assistant: Mr. Hofmann
Judy Hallin .... production coordinator
Felicity Handley .... production assistant
Kelly Head .... petty cash accountant
Shane Heldon .... production assistant
Helen Howard .... german dialect coach
Quaid Hutchinson .... stand-in
Luke Kelly .... production runner
Alan Khamoui .... assistant: Mr. Kramer
Michael Knott .... stand-in
Nicole La Praik .... production assistant
Brock LaBorde .... assistant: Mr. Hofmann
Jacinta Leong .... modeler: 3D CAD
Tai Logsdon .... office production assistant: additional photography
Annette Mackie .... prosthetics design (as Annette Vandenberg)
Marie Mercuri .... production assistant
Allan Mowbray .... armorer (as Alan Mowbray)
Angela Nancarrow .... stand-in
Antoinette O'Neill .... script supervisor
Lynn Paetz .... production liaison
Erica Palm .... assistant: Mr. Stiller
Jeremy Piggott .... production assistant
Jill Remis .... assistant: Mr. Stiller
Sean Rigby .... safety supervisor
Rachel Roberts .... assistant: Mr. Bender
Brett Robinson .... stand-in
David Rudduck .... it technical support
Blair Rudes .... mayan dialogue coach
Margaret Russell .... medic
Debbie Santic .... stand-in (as Deborah Santic)
Fiona Searson .... unit publicist
Russell Steele .... financial controller: U.S.A.
Scott Stewart .... assistant location manager
Tom Stewart .... stand-in
Shelly Strong .... production executive
Deborah Sutherland .... financial controller: Australia
Lisa Thomas .... assistant production coordinator
Marlena Thomas .... coordinator: Mr. Birnbaum
Chris Turner .... stand-in
Jacob Turner .... stand-in
Ryan Verbruggen .... production assistant
Charlie Ward .... assistant: Mr. Cornfeld
Kelly Weiler .... production assistant
Lana Williams .... safety supervisor: pickup shots
Jeanine Wilson .... first assistant accountant: reshoots
Michael Wolstenholme .... assistant accountant
Sarah Young .... stand-in
Mallory Yund .... production assistant
Morgan Ahlborn .... production secretary: los angeles unit (uncredited)
Judith Babcock .... technical supervisor: dailies (uncredited)
Cody Richardson .... production assistant (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence and gruesome images, language, some sexuality and nudity
Runtime:
90 min | 93 min (unrated version)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:MA | Australia:R | Brazil:18 | Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia) | Canada:14A (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 (TV rating) | Finland:K-18 (self applied) | France:-12 | Germany:16 (f) | Ireland:16 | Italy:VM14 | Japan:PG-12 | Mexico:C | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:15 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:M18 (cut) | Singapore:PG13 (edited TV version) | South Africa:16LV | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #44170)

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Trivia:
The Mayan temple was made up of three separate sets. The first was the facade overgrown with vines for the characters to walk up. The second was the top of the temple, where the majority of the film takes place. The third set was used for the underground shaft and tunnel scenes. Shots that show the entire temple from a distance were a blend of the sets and CGI.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the beginning of the film, Amy is wearing sunglasses. A few shots later, she is wearing glasses. A few shots later, she is wearing sunglasses again.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Archeologist #2:[She is sobbing, then begins to scream:] Help me! Somebody, help! Somebody! Help! Help me!
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Soundtrack:
Solto O FrangoSee more »

FAQ

Why did they show the Mayan boy being murdered? That scene wasn't in the book.
Mayans? I thought the Mayans were extinct?
How does the story end in the novel?
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215 out of 324 people found the following review useful.
Damn Good., 3 April 2008
Author: deadite11987 from United States

I wasn't too psyched for this movie beforehand, but I got a free pass and figured why the hell not and wound up seeing one of the better horror films I've seen in a good while. Thes best thing I can say about "The Ruins" is that it plays its hand honestly, there's no tweeny BS, no winking at the camera, it's just a classic situational horror film that just keeps getting from bad to worse in the best possible way. Like I said, I got in for free and I kinda feel like I owe 'The Ruins" 10 bucks. But as a small caveat, I saw this film with a bunch of pretentious jackasses sitting behind me and surprise surprise, they didn't like it. So if you fall into that category than do yourselves and anyone who can enjoy a straight shot horror film a favor and stay away.

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