Mixing up a bit of witty banter with terrifying scenes, the debut trailer for The Signal’s David Bruckner’s next project, The Ritual, has landed.

Starring 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), The Ritual tells the story of a group of friends who take on a hiking holiday in honour of a friend who was murdered at the hands of a criminal. What lays ahead of them in a remote Scandinavian forest proves it might not have been the best idea they’ve ever had.

The Ritual

The trailer begins with the two friends in conversation before Rafe Spall dips behind the shelving of a shop in the midsts of a violent robbery. With his friend dying at the hands of one of the robbers, he feels nothing but guilt and his friend’s death haunts him to the very core. As the group of friends venture into the forest they stumble on a gutted animal hanging amongst the trees before hallucinations set in and something sinister begins to lurk and terrorise the group.

Written by Joe Barton, based on Adam Nevill’s 2012 novel of the same title, The Ritual is produced by Jonathan Cavendish, Richard Holmes (Eden Lake) and Andy Serkis (War for the Planet of the Apes and sequels; Burke and Hare; King Kong; The Cottage).

The Ritual

The Ritual will be released in UK Cinemas on Friday 13th October 2017

The Ritual Official Synopsis

After the death of their friend, a group of old college friends embark on a hiking trip through an unnerving Scandinavian forest. 

They should have gone to Vegas…