There is something primordial about the forest. Fear resides in those shadows. It’s ground that has been tread upon before in the horror genre. But The Ritual brings its own mythology to the genre.
I don’t want to lay out the plot because I think this film deserves for you to experience it as it unfolds.
What I can say without spoiling things?
The Ritual is a fantastic horror film. It treads new ground in many ways and manages to thrill at every turn. Adapting a novel like this one could have gone very wrong and director David Bruckner and team do a fantastic job.
This is a short review. But here’s the thing: Do you love beautiful film-making and skillful performances? Do you love suspense and scares?
Watch The Ritual.