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The Ritual (2017)

TV-MA | | Horror | 9 February 2018 (USA)
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A group of college friends reunite for a trip to the forest, but encounter a menacing presence in the woods that's stalking them.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Luke
... Phil
... Hutch
... Dom
... Robert
Matthew Needham ... Junkie
Jacob James Beswick ... Fiend
... The Host
Hilary Reeves ... The Curate
Peter Liddell ... The Logger
Francesca Mula ... The Witch
... Gayle
Gheorghe Mezei ... Parishioner
Adriana Macsut ... Parishioner
Constantin Codrea ... Parishioner (as Constantin Liviu Codrea)
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A group of college friends reunite for a trip to the forest, but encounter a menacing presence in the woods that's stalking them.

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The original tagline that was used when advertising the film was 'They should have gone to Vegas'. But due to the massacre in Vegas that took place on 1st of October 2017, the tagline has now been changed to 'They should have gone to Ibiza'. See more »

Goofs

When Hutch suggests a path to Luke he draws a line on a map through a glacier-heavy landscape which is clearly inconsistent with the landscape shown in the film. See more »

Quotes

Phil: [hiking in the rain] Oh, this is awful in almost every conceivable way.
Dom: There are some, Phil, who consider this character building.
Phil: Quite frankly, right now, Sweden can lick my bridge. Lick your what?
Dom: My bridge. Jesus Christ, the bridge.
Phil: Oh, you mean the perineum.
Dom: Yeah, the gooch. The bridge.
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Safest place in the world are actually the Swedish woods

As a film, I really enjoyed it. Kinda creepy, and it was well executed from cast to photo to everything.

Only thing i oppose, as a Swede, is the image of the Swedish woods as something scary. It really isn't, I'm sorry to say. I have spent a good many nights there in tents and cabins, and I am pretty well educated about the folklore. This one turns into something that is reall none-Scandinavian in terms of that. None of the "rituals" or creatures have nothing to do with actual lore. Sure, they speak about norse figures like the children of Loki, but that is just silly.

As a fright-flick, though, it is good.

And for you to know: We do have scary creatures in the woods. But we who live here know them, and they look like nothing as projected here. Come and see.


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