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The Shrine (2010)

Not Rated | | Horror | 14 October 2010 (USA)
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Two female journalists and a photographer travel to Europe to investigate a series of mysterious disappearances, only to find themselves embroiled in a struggle against a kind of evil they never expected.

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Cast

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Marcus
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Carmen
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Sara
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Henryk
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Arkadiusz
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Laura Taylor (as Laura DeCarteret)
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Eric Taylor
Julia Debowska ...
Lidia
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Emilia (as Monica Bugajski)
Stefen Hayes ...
Aleks
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Dariusz
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Henchman #1
Alexander Krstich ...
Henchman #2
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Henchman #3
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Henchman #4 (as Wojtek Skrzeta)
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After a young American backpacker goes missing in Europe, a group of journalists link his disappearance to a remote village in Poland. They travel there hoping to get the story, but as they unravel the secrets behind this mysterious village, they are suddenly pursued by hostile locals. Unable to escape, they soon become the next victims of ritualistic human sacrifice. Forced into the gruesome reality of true survival horror, the journalists soon discover that this village hides a much darker secret than they could ever imagine. Written by Skid Gasket

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Once you find it, they won't let you leave.

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CAD 1,500,000 (estimated)
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When Carmen photographs the gargoyle statue in the clearing, she holds the camera in a normal horizontal (landscape) position. Seen from reverse a second later, the camera is vertical (portrait). See more »

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Referenced in Dead Sea (2014) See more »

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Loved This Film!!
9 October 2012 | by (Plymouth UK) – See all my reviews

This one caught me by surprise and I am so happy that it did. So many movies are predictable and I can figure out the plot almost immediately. So for me this was a refreshing change. You sit mesmerized and just let it wash over you. That is what I recommend. Give it a chance and try to understand that not understanding the dialogue is the point. You do not have to understand the words. The intentions are clear as day and very plain to see Just watch and let your emotions carry you through to the end. The scenery is very well done and completely believable. It is not just a horror film but something more. Which is fantastic considering how many bad horror films there are out there. This movie had a bit of a Hitchcock theme to it in that you do not see everything. But you can feel it using your imagination. That is something that has been lost in films over the years. Lost among a sea of teenage grouping of bad actors pretending to be scared and then..suddenly a gem like this will come to light and you can feel hope again.

I have hope again in movies thanks to this masterpiece. This movie is untouchable. There is nothing out there like it and that is a promise. Go watch this please.


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