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The Shrine -- A group of young journalists investigate a cult said to practice human sacrifice, but their ambitious ways may lead them to becoming the cult's next victims.

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Director:
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Once you find it, they won't let you leave.
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A group of young journalists investigate a cult said to practice human sacrifice, but their ambitious ways may lead them to becoming the cult's next victims. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Surprisingly good movie See more (80 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Aaron Ashmore ... Marcus

Cindy Sampson ... Carmen

Meghan Heffern ... Sara

Trevor Matthews ... Henryk

Vieslav Krystyan ... Arkadiusz

Laura de Carteret ... Laura Taylor (as Laura DeCarteret)

Ben Lewis ... Eric Taylor
Julia Debowska ... Lidia

Monica Hewes ... Emilia (as Monica Bugajski)
Stefen Hayes ... Aleks

Connor Stanhope ... Dariusz

David Tompa ... Henchmen #1

Neil Davison ... Henchman #3
Alexander Krstich ... Henchmen #2

Voytek Skrzeta ... Henchmen #4 (as Wojtek Skrzeta)

Paulino Nunes ... Henchmen #5
Rod Price ... Henchman #6

Danijel Mandic ... Henchmen #7
Wally Michaels ... Purple Cloaked Man #1
Jasmin Geljo ... Purple Cloaked Man #2

Philip Craig ... Dale

Ray Kahnert ... Clerk

Directed by
Jon Knautz 
 
Writing credits
Jon Knautz (written by) &
Brendan Moore (written by) &
Trevor Matthews (written by)

Jon Knautz  story
Brendan Moore  story

Produced by
J. Michael Dawson .... producer
Trevor Matthews .... executive producer
Danielle Robinson .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Ryan Shore 
 
Cinematography by
James Griffith (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Matthew Brulotte 
 
Casting by
Sara Kay 
Jenny Lewis 
 
Production Design by
Craig Harris 
 
Art Direction by
Kent McIntyre 
 
Set Decoration by
Patrick Tarr 
 
Costume Design by
Laura Montgomery 
 
Makeup Department
Indiana Allemang .... assistant makeup artist
Allan Cooke .... special makeup effects artist
Steven Dawley .... special makeup effects assistant
Jacqueline Robertson Cull .... wig maker
David Scott .... special makeup & creature effects designer
Tenille Shockey .... makeup artist: daily
Tenille Shockey .... special makeup effects assistant
Nina Stephen .... daily makeup artist
Melissa Zimmerman .... key make up & hair
 
Production Management
Justin Kelly .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stephen J. Donkers .... third assistant director
Darrell Faria .... trainee assistant director
Patrick Hagarty .... second assistant director
Jonnie Katz .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Spencer Gray .... painter
Duncan Kemp .... props
Martin Kyncl .... property master
Kyle Larson .... head carpenter
Peter Mihaichuk .... assistant art director
Peter Mihaichuk .... carpenter
Robert Singh .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Eric Apps .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Bjelic .... supervising sound editor
Christian T. Cooke .... sound re-recording mixer
Anthony Faust .... foley mixer
Mark Gingras .... supervising sound editor
Brooke Graeff .... foley artist
Katie Halliday .... sound designer
Andrea Nesbitt .... sound assistant
David Ottier .... sound mixer
Brandon Prodger .... adr mixer
Lucas Roveda .... re-recording mix assistant
Alex van der Meulen .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Paul Bosack .... special effects technician
Greg Davies .... special effects technician
Melinda Ramsay .... special effects coordinator
Matthew Scott .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Kyle Boylen .... digital compositor
Noel Hooper .... visual effects supervisor
Matthias Jürgensen .... digital compositor
Haydn Masuda .... digital compositor
Michael Morley .... digital compositor
Marcin Nikiforuk .... matte painter
Christa Tazzeo .... visual effects producer
 
Stunts
Christopher Cordell .... stunt coordinator
Neil Davison .... stunt performer
Jere Gillis .... stunts
Joel Harris .... stunt performer
Dana Jones .... stunt double
Vanessa King .... stunt double
Bryan Thomas .... stunt double (2009)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Frederic Ansaldo .... steadicam operator
Adam Beck .... epk
Dean Dallas Bentley .... best boy grip
Adam Craig .... assistant camera
Tim Friese .... electrician: daily
Sophie Giraud .... still photographer
Spencer Gray .... assistant camera
Spencer Gray .... digital imaging technician
Brad Hruboska .... steadicam operator
Sean Keay .... best boy electric
Natalino Lattanzio .... grip
Dave Lewis .... gaffer
Greg Murray .... key grip
Richard Pryce .... genny operator
T.J. Richardson .... electrician: daily
Danny Sturman .... grip
Todd N. Thompson .... grip: daily
Blain Thrush .... first assistant camera
Cory Valentini .... electrician
Ian Watson .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
Kay Rogers .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Billie Blast .... wardrobe supervisor
Nola Chaters .... assistant costume designer
Lisa Farinaccio .... seamstress
Megan Oppenheimer .... head cutter
Adam Smith .... costumer
Cecilia Tachini .... costume truck supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Walt Biljan .... colorist
Matthew Brulotte .... post-production supervisor
Stephanie Filo .... on-line editor
Adam Gagnon .... digital intermediate conform editor
Matt Hopkins .... on-line editor (as Matthew Hopkins)
William B. Macomber .... on-line editor
Cam McLauchlin .... first assistant editor
Tim Patterson .... post-production assistant
 
Music Department
Mikael Carlsson .... soundtrack producer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Josh Conroy .... driver
Adrian Munro .... driver
Stephen Papadimitriou .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Brad Alexander .... location manager
Allison Barber .... publicist
Daniel Corrieri .... craft service
Lee Ann Cotton .... assistant production coordinator
Craig Gradwell .... assistant location manager
Jordan Kean .... production assistant
Angelique Meijer .... production secretary
Carlos Miranda .... production assistant
Stephen Papadimitriou .... production coordinator
Brandon Scherenzel .... production assistant
Inga Sibiga .... continuity
Lindsay Somers .... key set medic
Katie Szypniewski .... production assistant
Anthony Valenti .... production accountant
 

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Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Dead Sea (2014)See more »

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10 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Surprisingly good movie, 26 May 2012
Author: Pax Terminus from South Carolina

I am a huge fan of B horror movies and I must say in recent years we see very few well made low budget horror flicks where lack of big bucks is compensated by a good story, hard work and movie-making ingenuity. The Shrine is one of those movies that make the effort to tell a good story relying more on psychology and suspense than CGI fireworks. That said: if special effects are called for – the makers of the movie did not cut corners and those few FX scenes look 100% real and add to the overall atmosphere of the movie.

One more bonus point: the people speaking Polish in the movie actually DO speak Polish and lines they speak DO make sense. That is something even big budget flicks mess up quite often.

I give the movie an extra star for the effort. I know some Polish-speaking reviewers blasted the movie for the "bad Polish", but come one – the movie was made by Canadians in Canada primarily for the North American audience. The whole point of people speaking Polish without subtitles was to add to the atmosphere of insecurity and confusion as felt by the main characters.

The fact that the movie-makers made such an effort to write a ton of dialog in Polish and have the actors (almost none of which is a native Polish speaker) speak it in a manner that was 90% understandable and in some cases sounded almost native – well that was awesome.

The bad: if you speak Polish you will know what is going on way sooner than you should.

The portrayal of a "Polish village" for the story was about as accurate as a portrayal of a Mississippi town in big-budget "Straw Dogs" (if you are not familiar with the South you MIGHT believe it will take an ambulance an hour to get to a town big enough to have a high school in 2011). Bottom line, if you never were to Poland it will do quite fine… :-)

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