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This is a British horror movie of director David Bruckner with writer Joe Barton. This film originates from the same novel name of Adam Nevill in 2011.

The Ritual 2017

The Cast Lists

Arsher Ali played as Phil                               Jacob James Beswick played as Fiend

Maria Erwolter played as Sara                      Robert James-Collier played as Hutch

Kerri McLean played as Gayle                      Francesca Mula played as a Witch

Paul Reid played as Robert                          Rafe Spall played as Luke

Sam Troughton played as Dom

The Story Line

The crowd of four friends, Dom, Hutch, Luke, and Phil embarks on a hiking journey in the National Park of Sarek, in the Northern Sweden to give honor to their friend Rob since he was murdered six months ago in the a robbery in one convenience store. After Dom tumbles and injured his knee, Hutch consulted the map of the group and settles in the alternate way into the woods which will take half of their time. The group started to encounter mysterious phenomena, with a brokenhearted deer and runes stamped on trees. As evening approaches, they come upon the rundown cabin and then stayed there for that evening. The cabin is almost empty, save an odd timber effigy in an attic shaped just like the human torso, with the antlers for hands. In the evening, everyone is plagued by terrible, and Luke woke up with the odd set of stab wounds over his chest, and then Phil is obliged to pray to effigy in the cabin. They go on with their travels into the woods in attempting to locate their way out.

Hiking a ridge, Luke saw evidences of an odd creature that can be stalking them. Although attempting to argue this with the crowd, an argument in between Dom and he rises where the latter revealed he partly blame Luke for the death of Rob, because of his actions while on robbery. Later that evening, Hutch was taken by a monster, while the group gave chase. They get lost and were unable to locate the supplies and the tents, settling on trying to go on without them. While on the way, the group locates Hutch impaled elevated in the tree, gutted like a deer they saw earlier. Recovering Hutch’s body for a compass and a knife, they covered him and press with one more day. Luke walked ahead and spotted the village and an edge of a forest, but the moment he returned, Phil was taken by a creature and was killed. Luke keeps back with Dom, influencing him to run together with him. They discovered the dead body of Phil, impaled on the tree, and the path of torches heading to the little village. Seeking protection, they stumble to the cabin but were knocked down unconscious by unseen dwellers.

The Ritual

The Writers Viewpoint

The movie is just awesome. It is horrifying with a dark storyline and credible characters. These days, this movie is already considered a good horror and for some that watch it, considered it a masterpiece with amazing nature style. I urge to say, the movie is one of the top monster movies to watch for. It is included in the top ten horror movies and the direction is great too.

Although, the finale could have been better, but it was thrilling and spooky, and psychologically arousing and the movie content is impressive when you are watching it now in some streaming video sites.



The movie is an American horror and supernatural film under the direction of John Leonetti with the writers Barbara Marshall. The movie follows the teenage girl that finds the magic box who grants wishes, but is murdering someone that is close to her every time it does.

The Cast Lists

Sherilyn Fenn playedas Mrs. Deluca           Kevin Hanchard played as Carl Morris

Joey King played as Clare Shannon             Alice Lee played as Gina Hsu

Ki Hong Lee played as Ryan Hui                   Josephine Langford played as Darcie Chapman

Jerry O’Connell played as Alex                     Shannon Purser played as June

Sydney Park played as Meredith                  Ryan Phillippe played as Jonathan Shannon, the father of Clare

Raegan Revord played as the young Clare Shannon

Elisabeth Röhm played as Johanna Shannon, the deceased mother Clare

Victor Sutton played as August Shannon, the wealthy Uncle of Clare

Mitchell Slaggert played as Paul

The Story Line

Clare Shannon is a 17-year old who is being troubled by a memory about her mother’s suicide. Clare’s father, Jonathan, was a musician before and a neurotic collector that dumpster diving as his hobby. He found a Chinese musical box and hand it over to Clare as his gift. Clare interprets one of the many messages on the box to be the “Seven Wishes,” and distractedly wishes her school bully and tormentor, Darcie, to “rot,” at that point Darcie developed necrotizing fasciitis and had been admitted to ICU. That similar day, Max, Clare’s dog, dies in the crawlspace of the house after seemingly being chomp alive by rats. Then Clare understands that the box is granting wishes, but she did not understand then that her wishes are coming true with consequences.

Wish Upon 2017 GIF

Clare makes her second wish which the famous boy named Paul will fall in-love with her. As the consequence, her rich uncle dies. Upon hearing the bad news of his Uncle’s death, Clare wishes, then that she will be included in the last will. The relative give everything to Clare, but, Mrs. Deluca, their friendly neighbor, suffered from a fatal crash. Clare enlists the assistance of Ryan Hui, her classmate, to decipher those symbols in the box. A family member of Ryan by the name Gina helps discover the meaning of those symbols that will grant seven wishes but with seven consequences too. Clare’s fourth wish then is for Jonathan, her father, to end being the dumpster diver, and immediately he has the personality shift. Afterwards, Gina deciphers that the meaning of that phrase says “When its music ends, a blood price will be paid.” After Ryan was warned, she dies. Ryan locates Gina’s body and confronted Clare about her making of desires on the musical box, but, she denies.

Clare says her fifth wish, which she will become popular, but Clare soon become unhappy with the ensuing attention and she her relationship and connections with her friends were gone. As a consequence for that wish, Meredith had been stuck in the elevator and the moment the cable snaps, she falls to her killing.

The Writers Viewpoint

Like any other movies, the movie has its’ downside and ups too. There were some very great suspense sceneries, while there are some others that are painfully obvious. It felt like they should have spent just a little more time working out with the kinks. But, overall, it is still recommended to watch and don’t just give up really soon while watching. There are some really great things when you learn to wait. It has been a short time since a film like this is having a genuine affect edge of a seat, and totally made up for those bad parts.