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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

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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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

Language:

Swedish | English

Release Date:

9 February 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El ritual See more »

Filming Locations:

Romania

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,056,376
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2.00 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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

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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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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