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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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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (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
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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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 »
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Referenced in Dead Sea (2014)See more »


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19 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
A fun alternative to the Horror norm…, 8 November 2011
Author: terrible2 from Istanbul

I wasn't expecting much when I sat down to watch "The Shrine". The premise looked all too familiar in a sea of excruciatingly bad horror titles. The opening scenes did little to quash my suspicions, however, I decided to stick it out and go for broke. I'm actually really glad I did.

There is very little contrived material here. The film sets up it's story and moves forward convincingly. While some of the dialog tends to border on silliness, a rather strong cast is able to deliver it in a believable fashion, which, along with the top notch cinematography, sets "The Shrine" apart from it's contemporaries. Yes, the Polish accents were brutal, as were the ceremonial robes, however the suspenseful scene direction more then makes up for it. It's one of those films, where as, you don't really care all that much about the characters, but you really dig what the film is doing with them. It's easy entertainment, and sometimes that's all it takes.

No, this is not a film that is destined for cult status or a franchise tag, but it is an enjoyable little horror film that reminds us of why we love this genre… Because it's fun.

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As a Polish person, I'm a little bit offended alice_hh
The last 10 minutes.... jmat40
The thing that spoiled the twist to me was.. rattlehead_1987
This would have been a perfect M. Night movie castricv
The epilogue of the movie redeemed it in my eyes Iceflamez
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