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The Ritual (2017)

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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.

Director:

David Bruckner

Writers:

Joe Barton, Adam Nevill (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rafe Spall ... Luke
Arsher Ali ... Phil
Robert James-Collier ... Hutch
Sam Troughton ... Dom
Paul Reid ... Robert
Matthew Needham ... Junkie
Jacob James Beswick Jacob James Beswick ... Fiend
Maria Erwolter ... The Host
Hilary Reeves Hilary Reeves ... The Curate
Peter Liddell Peter Liddell ... The Logger
Francesca Mula ... The Witch
Kerri McLean ... Gayle
Gheorghe Mezei Gheorghe Mezei ... Parishioner
Adriana Macsut Adriana Macsut ... Parishioner
Constantin Codrea Constantin Codrea ... Parishioner (as Constantin Liviu Codrea)
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Storyline

A group of friends reunite after a long time to plan a vacation. They finally decide to go on a hiking trip in Sweden. When one of them is injured, they have no choice but to cut through the forest in order to arrive at the lodge a couple of hours sooner. During a raging rainstorm, they spent the night in a spooky, abandoned house. What awaits them are things they never expect out of this supposedly bonding trip. Written by heyitsnuel

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Rafe Spall (Luke) and Sam Troughton (Dom) are both part of the Alien franchise. Spall in Prometheus (2012) and Troughton in Alien vs. Predator (2004). See more »

Goofs

At 43 minutes, Luke goes ahead and Hutch moves quickly to go after him, putting on his back pack as he walks. His left shoulder strap is twisted, then fixed in the next shot, then twisted again, and then fixed in the long shot. 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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Good Old Fashioned Horror
13 October 2017 | by davgkSee all my reviews

No spoilers in this review but having come away from watching this film, on my own at the local Empire Cinema on Friday 13th I would say this is a good horror film for those who are bored senseless by the endless tide of "jump scare but not scary really" horror films we have to endure these days.

This is a proper story with a proper start, middle and end.

At times unsettling, at times creepy, at times a bit distressing whilst always being restrained (its not an utter gore fest and the violence is all the more affecting for that) this is a decent film elevated by good characterisation and very good acting.

Whilst nothing utterly original is on offer here, it is a film that does what it says on the tin and it is all done well. Special mention to Rafe Spall who, just like his dad, Timothy, continues to be brilliant in everything he's in.

Solid 7/10 and one for fans of proper horror. It deserves to be seen at the cinema as well so I'd urge people to get to watch this.


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Language:

English | Swedish

Release Date:

9 February 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Romania

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$1,785,977
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