An ill-fated hike through a dark, foreign wood. Eviscerated bodies hanging from trees. A cabin full of horrors. These are just some of the grisly things you'll have to endure if you decide to sit down and venture into The Ritual, David Bruckner's disturbing original horror film on Netflix. Let me be the first to tell you: it'll be worth it.
As the great debate for whether or not movies should be distributed through Netflix vs. movie theaters rages on, especially in terms of big-budget extravaganzas like The Cloverfield Paradox or Oscar-caliber dramas like Dee Rees's Mudbound, the streaming giant has unquestionably found its rhythm within the horror genre. Like 2016's Hush and 2017's Gerald's Game, this year's The Ritual is an impressive, inventive addition to Netflix's growing horror oeuvre that more