|release date||December 31 2013|
|starring||Derek Phillips, Larry Fessenden, Brian Lally, Dean Cates, Lisa Marie Summerscales, Eric B. Fleischman, Eric Martig|
SynopsisA long time ago, Tom and Lovely were married and everything was perfect. But that’s over. When Lovely kills a man after he tries to drug and kidnap her, she calls Tom for help and while cleaning up, they find a VHS tape that depicts a satanic ritual in which a woman is brutally murdered. When they’re forced to return to the scene they discover just how far this cult will go to perform their ritual.
After Dark Films’ new release Ritual opens with a warning of extreme violence, then lets us know that we have 30 seconds to leave before it starts. Aw, c’mon. Already I wanna turn it off. I hate gimmicks like that. Gaspar Noé pulled that shit in I Stand Alone and I didn’t buy it back then. It’s like the filmmakers are rubbing how “extreme” they’re trying to be in the audience’s face instead of just going for it. …Read More