David Bruckner’s The Ritual Gets an Intense Trailer

Last year, we posted news about David Bruckner’s The Ritual, which is an adaptation of Adam Nevill’s award-winning horror novel. Now, a trailer has been released for this film and it looks, not to sound hyperbolic, fucking terrifying.

I’ve always been a fan of horror films set in the woods, mainly because I always felt that such a setting lends itself to the idea that something could be lurking anywhere at any time. There’s just something deeply unsettling about all that open space being so wonderfully obscured.

Rafe Spall, Robert James-Collier, and Sam Troughton star in The Ritual, which is produced by Andy Serkis’ The Imaginarium.

Nevill’s novel centers on four friends from college who head off into the Scandinavian wild in an effort to get away from it all and reconnect with each other. But what begins as a trip of bonding and friendship turns into a nightmare when they take a shortcut and end up lost. Some of them are injured, and they seem stranded with nothing but forest in every direction. While trying to find their way back to civilization, they come across what seems to be an abandoned cottage. Inside they discover ancient artifacts on the wall and bones scattered on the floor in a sacrificial manner. They soon discover that something is stalking them and is intent on keeping them from leaving the woods.

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Written by Jonathan Barkan

Lifelong horror fan with a love of music on the side.

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