The Ritual (I) (2009)

Not Rated   |    |  Drama, Horror

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A serial killer begins the process of grooming a protégé, until outside influences threaten to destroy their sadistic relationship.


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19 November 2013 | gregbastien76
| Incredible Sequel to an Original
This follow-up to Head Case is quite impressive. Spadaccini took a completely different direction in The Ritual and I like it. The Ritual takes the disturbing horror elements from its predecessor and adds some depth to the story. This film introduces some new characters. Jared, played by Joey Garrison, is one of my favorite characters. His performance was stellar. We also got to see more from Brinke Stevens, whose performance was also outstanding. She had such an intense presence in the film, even with little screen time. The characters all meshed together so well. The cinematography and editing improved dramatically in comparison to Head Case. Head Case was gritty and raw, while Ritual has a more elegant feel, yet maintains its realism.

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