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Ritual (2002)

R | | Horror | 2 May 2006 (USA)
Dr. Alice Dodgson (Jennifer Gray) gets her medical license revoked after the death of a patient. She's facing the possibility of not getting any job when she accepts to be the nurse for one... See full summary »

Director:

Avi Nesher

Writers:

Inez Wallace (story), Curt Siodmak | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Grey ... Alice Dodgson
Craig Sheffer ... Paul Claybourne
Daniel Lapaine ... Wesley Claybourne
Kristen Wilson ... Caro Lamb
Gabriel Casseus ... J. B.
Tim Curry ... Matthew Hope
Ron Taylor ... Superintendant Archibald
Dorothy Cunningham ... Violette
Trevor Rhone Trevor Rhone ... Julian
Carl Bradshaw Carl Bradshaw ... Ramon
Randolph Winston Jones Randolph Winston Jones ... Gentleman Jackson
Jessica Collins ... Jackie
Scott Getlin Scott Getlin ... Scott
Erick Avari ... Dr. Peter Winsvold
Kathy Owen ... Dr. Shaba
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Storyline

Dr. Alice Dodgson (Jennifer Gray) gets her medical license revoked after the death of a patient. She's facing the possibility of not getting any job when she accepts to be the nurse for one young man who suffers of cephalitis named Wesley Claybourne (Daniel Lapaine). Aside from the sickness from which he's suffering, Wesley believes he has been "touched" by some voodoo cult. While she stays in Jamaica, Dr. Dodgson will feel uncomfortable as she discovers that voodoo is not only a "state of mind", and could be a real threat to her life and Wesley's. She'll have to discover why she and her patient are targets of the voodoo curse. Written by MRPHANTASM - COSENTINO

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Taglines:

Older than bones. Darker than blood. Stronger than science. See more »

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Final theatrical movie of Ron Taylor (Superintendent Archibald). See more »

Goofs

When Wesley grabs Paul's shirt, the collar is sticking out. It cuts to another angle and the shirt collar is folded in. See more »

Quotes

The Crypt Keeper: [in a fake Jamaican accent] Oh, what up my people? Welcome to Jamaica man! This is your old bosom bloody the Cryptkeeper.
Hot Girl: Nice hair.
The Crypt Keeper: Aint they cool? On me they call these "deadlocks".
[Cackles]
The Crypt Keeper: Woah! One of the things I love about Jamaica is the eye popping honeys. Of course, I'd prefer them with a little less meat on their bones, or better yet, just bones
[Cackles. A woman brings him a drink with a shrunken head in it]
The Crypt Keeper: T'anks but that's not what I be meanin when I say I want a little head.
[Cackles]
The Crypt Keeper: ...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

On the R1 DVD, the credits conclude and it fades to black. Suddenly there's a few brief scenes with the Cryptkeeper, as well as additional credits for the Cryptkeeper segments. See more »

Alternate Versions

Internationally, this was released as a stand-alone film, but when issued in the USA, it included additional segments before the movie and after the end credits featuring Tales from the Crypt host The Cryptkeeper. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Demonic Film Reviews: Demon Knight (1995) - Review (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

All That Really Matter
Written and performed by Alex MacDougall
Courtesy of Barbara L. Jordan/Heavy Hitters
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Lousy horror movie
21 March 2004 | by PeterRoederSee all my reviews

This turned out all right and looks interesting. However, as it goes on the attempts at creating emotions between the characters is so inept that it really turns the horror off and is an insult to serious viewers. The story this is based on "I walked with a zombie" is probably much better although unfortunately I haven't seen it yet. "Ritual" looks so exciting and could have been a great movie about zombies and voodoo but in reality it has turned out very poorly which is a shame. It's hard to say what is wrong with it. I guess there are just too many inept scenes and it is hard to believe, for example, in the lovestory between Alice (who is called Alice Dodgson like the girl who supposedly inspired Lewis Carrol to call his heroine Alice) and the younger brother. Absolutely nothing has been built up between them and then in the end they get married. Anyway, this looks great, and it was worth a look - but the movie is just so poorly performed. 3/10.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tales from the Crypt Presents: Revelation See more »

Filming Locations:

Jamaica

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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