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The Ritual (2017)

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The RitualA group of college friends reunite for a trip to the forest, but encounter a menacing presence in the woods that’s stalking them.

Genre : Horror
Country : UK

Cast :
Rafe Spall : Luke
Arsher Ali : Phil
Robert James-Collier : Hutch
Sam Troughton : Dom

Director :
David Bruckner

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“He was a good man.
The best of us.
It should never have happened.
But it did…
And all we can do is remember him.
Robert, we miss you, mate.”

The Ritual” is a British horror that takes place in a Swedish forest where four friends go on a hike in honor of a deceased friend. After seeing so many films where a dark forest provides terrifying and life-threatening situations, I made a decision. I’ll never spend a weekend somewhere in a forest far from the civilized world in my life. Much too dangerous. In addition, it’s also certain that I’ll watch more of those Netflix Originals. Because these films, which are sometimes turned down by big film companies, really aren’t so bad.

The Ritual

An adventurous hike turns into a survival trip.

The Ritual“, however, wasn’t a complete success. The first part is without a doubt the most impressive. A continuous feeling of threat and desperation, because this piece of pure nature doesn’t seem to be completely deserted. Before they know it, those four city boys, Luke (Rafe Spall), Dom (Sam Troughton), Hutch (Rob James-Collier) and Phil (Arsher Ali), make some bizarre and disturbing discoveries. And this because of an incident with Dom hurting his knee. They decide to take a short cut through the woods. Due to a storm they get lost in this Scandinavian forest rather quickly. They spend the night in a deserted wooden cabin (well, cabins in the woods usually house something bad as we know) where they discover a kind of occult statue and experience a night full of frightening nightmares. And that’s the moment this adventurous hike slowly turns into a survival trip.

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An entity and guilt feelings. That’s what’s troubling them.

It’s not only a mysterious entity these gentlemen have to worry about. Inner, personal demons are also involved. Especially Luke, who’s still troubled by guilt about the incident where Robert (Paul Reid), the fifth member of this friend’s club, lost his live. This creates surrealist delusions and you’ll see the interior of the night shop being projected into the threatening forest. And gradually, reproaches about this are also expressed by the others. The things that were never pronounced, emerge under these traumatic circumstances. And this creates an even more intense atmosphere.

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On to the next Netflix Original.

Unfortunately, the denouement isn’t of the same level as the first part. The fact that it’s not about demonic forces (such as in “Evil Dead” or “The Blair witch Project“) but something ancient and primitive, is pretty disappointing. The final run is still exciting enough though. I thought this movie was a mix of “Razorback” and “The VVitch“. The title of the film partially explains what it is about. And to be honest, I thought the create was original and the CGI section looked professional. But despite the devilish atmosphere and the excellent camera work (without using excessive amounts of special effects), it still felt like a missed opportunity. There are a lot of situations that you’ve seen before in sortlike movies. And many stupid decisions were made even though they were (in my opinion) highly educated fellows. And finally, at some pont I thought they were kind of annoying who don’t want to work together in a constructive way. But despite everything, I certainly won’t neglect other Netflix Originals. That would be a stupid decision.

My rating 5/10
Links : IMDB

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Jordan Peele Produced ‘Candyman’ Official Trailer – HD Drops Thursday

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Genre:

Horror, Thriller

Release Date:

June 12, 2020

Director:

Nia DaCosta

Cast:

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Tony Todd, Teyonah Parris, Colman Domingo, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett

Plot Summary:

A “spiritual sequel” to the 1992 horror film ‘Candyman’ that returns to the now-gentrified Chicago neighborhood where the legend began.

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They say you can never escape a mother’s love… but for Chloe, that’s not a comfort — it’s a threat. There’s something unnatural, even sinister about the relationship between Chloe (newcomer Kiera Allen) and her mom, Diane (Sarah Paulson). Diane has raised her daughter in total isolation, controlling every move she’s made since birth, and there are secrets that Chloe’s only beginning to grasp. From the visionary writers, producers and director of the breakout film Searching, comes a suspense thriller that shows that when mom gets a little too close, you need to RUN.

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Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Release Date:

May 8, 2020

Director:

Aneesh Chaganty

Cast:

Sarah Paulson, Kiera Allen, Onalee Ames, Pat Healy, Carter Heintz, Clark Webster, Erik Athavale

Plot Summary:

They say you can never escape a mother’s love… but for Chloe, that’s not a comfort — it’s a threat. There’s something unnatural, even sinister about the relationship between Chloe (newcomer Kiera Allen) and her mom, Diane (Sarah Paulson). Diane has raised her daughter in total isolation, controlling every move she’s made since birth, and there are secrets that Chloe’s only beginning to grasp. From the visionary writers, producers and director of the breakout film Searching, comes a suspense thriller that shows that when mom gets a little too close, you need to RUN.

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Robert Englund To Return As Freddy Krueger For One Last Movie..

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‘Lord of the Rings’ star, Elijah Wood and his SpectreVision production partner Daniel Noah, have been toying with the idea of bringing back horror icon, Freddy Krueger. The two have added the property to their wish list of films to make. The duo as of recent has been actively pursing bringing the nightmare hunter back to the big screen. Recently, while making the rounds to promote his new movie, ‘Come to Daddy,’ Wood dropped a surprise as to how he would approach the film.

“You have to bring Robert Englund back for one more film. I think, especially if you’re going to open up a new franchise and take it in different directions, you have to establish it with him and then you can move on. I don’t think it’s interesting to tell the same story over and over again, we don’t need another origin story of Freddy Krueger, I don’t think it should even really be so much about Freddy.”

It sounds like Wood plans to have a “Final” send off for Freddy Krueger/Robert Englund, then expand the franchise beyond what we already know, stating, the film “Shouldn’t even really be so much about Freddy.”

This sounds like an interesting approach to the lore of Krueger. After years of shutting out the possibility of a return to Elm Street, Robert Englund has gone on record saying, he might have one more Freddy movie in him.

Speaking further, Wood also credited New Nightmare with opening the door to referencing other horror movies in another movie

“Scream owes a real debt to New Nightmare. That was the first time the notion of referencing horror movies in another horror movie was possible, it had never really been done before.”

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