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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rafe Spall ... Luke
Arsher Ali ... Phil
Robert James-Collier ... Hutch
Sam Troughton ... Dom
Paul Reid ... Robert
Matthew Needham 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 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 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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Country:

UK | Canada

Language:

English | Swedish

Release Date:

9 February 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Ritual See more »

Filming Locations:

Romania

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$1,056,376
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2.00 : 1
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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 »

Goofs

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

Luke: Why don't we go to... boom! Amsterdam?
Hutch: No, it's too touristy now, isn't it?
Phil: All right, TripAdvisor.
Robert: I'm not getting off my head again.
Dom: Tuscany?
Phil: Yeah, good wines.
Luke: No.
Phil: Germany, then?
Luke: Nein.
Dom: Belgium?
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The woodlands are a sight to see and have a very alienating feel that tells you that you are never safe, no matter if its daylight or night.
4 March 2018 | by Fella_shibbySee all my reviews

The film is about a group of friends who go trekking in the Swedish forests to honour their dead friend's wish. I got enticed due to the trailer n the director's name was sufficient for me. Have enjoyed David Bruckners films. (The Signal 2007, Siren, Southbound). Saw this on a rented dvd. The film captured the eerie nature of the forest so well, it becomes the most important character in the film. The creepiness n sense of dread in the broad daylight n the surrealistic nightmare sequences in the nighttime added solid tensions. The dream sequences in the cabin was truly nightmarish. The suspense is maintained throughout. This film makes getting lost in the woods scary all over again. The woodlands are a sight to see and have a very alienating feel that tells you that you are never safe, no matter if its daylight or night.


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