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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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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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Trivia

The sign the hikers see on the trees near the cabin is the last rune of the futhark (ancient Germanic alphabet) called Odal or Othala. It is pronounced 'o' and means 'property'. See more »

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The subtitles (on Netflix at least) describe the cult members as speaking and chanting in Swedish. They are however clearly speaking a language other than Swedish. See more »

Quotes

Dom: My old scoutmaster used to say 'If the shortcut was a shortcut, it wouldn't be called a shortcut, it would be called a route'.
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Promising Start. Sturdy Middle-Act. Underwhelming Finale.
16 February 2018 | by CinemaClownSee all my reviews

Making effective use of its isolated setting to ratchet up the tension & amp up its claustrophobic aura, The Ritual begins on a promising note, gets even better with a sturdy middle act that reeks of mystery & dread but all the potential it had of finishing as a chilling example of its genre is ultimately squandered by its underwhelming final act.


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Language:

English | Swedish

Release Date:

9 February 2018 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Romania

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,785,977
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