Netflix just released a new trailer and poster for the upcoming horror film, The Ritual. The trailer features four buddies who make the sort of decision that only happens in horror films, deviating from their plans and ending up in a terrifying forest. If you sat through The Blair Witch Project, you realize there’s absolutely no way all four of the men heading into the woods are going to come out alive.
The creepy thriller’s directed by David Bruckner (V/H/S, Southbound). The Ritual is based on Adam Nevill’s 2011 novel and stars Rafe Spall (The Big Short, Life of Pi), Robert James-Collier (Downton Abbey, Coronation Street), Arsher Ali (Doctor Who, The Missing), and Sam Troughton (AVP: Alien vs. Predator, Robin Hood). The 94 minute horror movie was produced by Ron Ames, Jonathan Cavendish, Richard Holmes, and Andy Serkis.
The Ritual will premiere on Netflix on February 9, 2018.
The Plot: Reuniting after the tragic death of their best mate, four old friends from university set out to hike through the Scandinavian wilderness. But a wrong turn leads them into the dark and mysterious forests of Norse legend, where an ancient evil still exists and stalks them at every turn.
A Lengthier Plot Description of Adam Nevill’s Novel: In Adam Nevill’s The Ritual, four old university friends reunite for a hiking trip in the Scandinavian wilderness of the Arctic Circle. No longer young men, they have little left in common and tensions rise as they struggle to connect. Frustrated and tired they take a shortcut that turns their hike into a nightmare that could cost them their lives.
Lost, hungry and surrounded by forest untouched for millennia, they stumble across an isolated old house. Inside, they find the macabre remains of old rites and pagan sacrifices; ancient artifacts and unidentifiable bones. A place of dark ritual and home to a bestial presence that is still present in the ancient forest, and now they’re the prey.
As the four friends struggle toward salvation they discover that death doesn’t come easy among these ancient trees…