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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.

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David Bruckner

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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 ... 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 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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$1,569,665
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2.00 : 1
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Actors Rafe Spall (Luke) and Sam Troughton (Dom) are both part of the Alien franchise. Spall in Prometheus and Troughton in AVP: Alien vs Predator. See more »

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Dom has hurt his right knee. However, in the aerial shot of the friends going towards the forest, he is limping with his left leg. See more »

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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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