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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 ... 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 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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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,785,977
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Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Trivia

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

The hiking appears to take place in or around summertime. According to the map they are in Sarek which is far up north in Sweden where the sun never sets in the summertime, in the movie it's pitch black in the night. 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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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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