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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 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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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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Do you believe in black magic? See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Universal Pictures was originally going to release a trilogy of Tales from the Crypt (1989) movies, but plans were scrapped after Bordello of Blood (1996) failed at the box-office. This movie was not planned as a Tales from the Crypt (1989) movie. It is a loose remake of I Walked with a Zombie (1943). 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

Reachin'
Written by Chris Seefried
Performed by Joe 90
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"It's a sickness of the soul."
2 July 2006 | by Backlash007See all my reviews

First it's a Tales From the Crypt film, then it's not. Then it is, then it's not. Finally this film was given a decent release and they used the Cryptkeeper to try and sell it. Sadly, this will be the only thing under the Tales From the Crypt banner that I will never own. Ritual just wasn't up to Crypt standards. Demon Knight was one of the best horror films on the 90's and Bordello of Blood was a laugh riot. Ritual is neither of these things. It's basically a retelling of I Walked With a Zombie. It has no surprises and it's rather straight-forward in it's direction. I'm also not big on voodoo movies. There's just something about them, and they all tell pretty much the same story. So not much stands out and the film is a bit boring. The pace could have been tightened up a bit. It's a shame too because the acting is quite good. Jennifer Gray leads the cast and is up to the task. The new nose must be working out for her because she looks to be in the best shape of her life. Daniel Lapaine and Kristen Wilson, both of whom I'm not familiar with, also are admirable. And Tim Curry and Craig "I need to fire my agent" Sheffer show up to lend their credentials. Seriously, Sheffer is a way better actor than his filmography would have you believe. Another plus is the effects. What little gore there is is done expertly. Gotta love the doctor getting microwaved.


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Country:

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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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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