Whatever you do, never try and take a shortcut through the woods, any sane person knows’s that right? According to The Ritual, which hits cinema’s this Friday the 13th, Rafe Spall and his merry bunch of mates desire to get to the pub and put their feet up after a heavy day of hiking out numbers their rational thoughts.
Related: TIFF 2017 The Ritual Review
To celebrate the film’s release, we have an exclusive look at a clip from the film, in which the four fated friends come across an abandoned cabin in the woods, cold and wet they explore there creepy new lodgings, should have just braved the rain nothing good can come out abandoned wooden huts.
Written by Joe Barton and directed by David Bruckner, The Ritual stars Rafe Spall (The Big Short, Life of Pi), Robert James-Collier (Downton Abbey, Spike Island), Arsher Ali (Line of Duty, Four Lions) and Sam Troughton (Robin Hood, Alien vs. Predator).
We Interviewed director David Bruckner, writer Joe Barton, and the cast while over at the Toronto Film Festival. Watch the full interviews below.
The Ritual Official Synopsis
After the violent death of one of their group, four old college friends – Luke (Rafe Spall), Hutch (Robert James-Collier), Phil (Arsher Ali) and Dom (Sam Troughton) – decide to take a hiking trip deep in the Swedish wilderness in order to bond and reminisce about old times.
However, the inexperienced hikers soon find themselves hopelessly lost in the dense woods and, as night closes in and tempers start to fray they take shelter in an abandoned shack.
Inside they discover the macabre artefacts of some unknown ritual and, during the night, each of the group suffers vivid, terrifying nightmares. As their fragile friendships begin to crack and old resentments surface they become increasingly desperate to escape the woods.
But they are not alone. Someone, or something, malevolent is watching them, intent on making them face their deepest fears and ensuring they never leave.
They should have gone to Vegas…
The Ritual is released in cinemas across the UK on October 13th