Adam Nevill’s novel ‘The Ritual’ is a compelling read about four chums hiking in the forest and finding they’re not alone. Before long, a dark force begins claiming their lives. It’s also ranked as one of the 100 scariest books ever written on our sister website, horrornovelreviews: https://horrornovelreviews.com/2014/10/02/the-100-scariest-horror-novels-of-all-time/
Having strong source material will hopefully lead to an original and scary movie. It’s directed by horror veteran David Bruckner, who did ‘The Signal’, ‘Southbound’, and ‘V/H/S’. Cast includes Rafe Spall, Robert James-Collier, Arsher Ali, and Sam Troughton.
The trailer looks very promising. The film is in post-production and will be released in the U.K. on October 13th, with U.S. distribution hopefully soon to follow.
By Lois Kennedy