|release date||July 15 2011|
|starring||Aaron Ashmore, Trevor Matthews, Cindy Sampson, Ben Lewis, Connor Stanhope, Paulino Nunes, Monica Bugajski, Stefan Hayes, Vieslav Krystyan, Alexander Krstich|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisAbout a group of young journalists who investigate a cult said to practice human sacrifice – but their ambitious ways may lead them to becoming the cult’s next victims.
After a young American backpacker goes missing in Europe, a group of journalists link his disappearance to a remote Polish village called Alvaina. Upon further investigation, the journalists discover that Alvaina has a history of bizarre cult activity revolving around human sacrifice. Hellbent on revealing the truth, they travel to the small village to uncover the story first hand. But after the discovery of an ancient stone statue hidden within the town, they quickly find themselves pursued by a mysterious and vengeful group of locals. Forced into the gruesome reality of true survival horror, the journalists soon realize that Alvaina hides a much darker secret than they could ever imagine.
I’m with Joey Pants – Ignorance is bliss. Whenever I go to a festival, someone always asks me what movies I’m looking forward to, and I usually don’t really have much of an answer, because one thing I love about festivals is that I have no idea what I’m going to be seeing (I have literally had no idea what movie was about to play on more than one occasion at previous Screamfests – I just plunk my ass down and let it roll). With the regular theatrical stuff, there’s unavoidable awareness, but these movies, for the most part, come out of nowhere as far as I’m concerned, which allows me to watch them without an iota of expectation built in. And that’s why I had no idea that The Shrine was actually from the same guys that brought us Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer. …Read More