A group of college friends reunite for a trip to the forest, but encounter a menacing presence in the woods that's stalking them.
Directed by: David Bruckner
The Ritual is a monster movie with psychological ambitions and seemingly a decent budget. The jötunn monster is actually quite good and so are the cyclic re-enactments of the early on liquor store trauma. Unfortunately the rest of the movie is as bland as the title and relies too much on exotism of the deep Swedish forests. Sadly even that component gets watered out and the endgame cultists seem to be some recycled wiccans from Scotland rather than pre-christians of northern Scandinavia.
1 hr 34 mins
$ 10,000,000.00 (Estimated)
$ 1,056,376.00 (USA)
($ 8,943,624.00) (Estimated in USA)