By 29th March 2018Uncategorised

I’ve been delighted to see this kind of peer recognition and approval for David Bruckner and Imaginarium, the makers of the film. Good precis of it here at IndieWire. It was a first full feature for each of them and an indie Brit’ horror made on a modest budget. They may even have added a beast to the pantheon of horror creatures. Time will tell, but what a wild ride it’s been for all involved in ‘The Ritual’ since last October.

For me, on reflection, my maddest ideas that were written when I had nothing to lose, may ultimately have the longest legs and most robust hooves. Even with more to lose now, I won’t be changing my approach anytime soon. “Horror’s over, Horror’s dead. No one wants horror.” And on and on and on. I’ve been listening to that script since I began writing 20 odd years ago. Even if that were true, I’d go down with the ship. But I don’t think it is true. Horror is an enduring culture with many forms, continually regenerating and producing new, dark offspring.

On Twitter:

From Guillermo del Toro: “HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! “The Ritual” at NETFLIX. Amazing and scary. With a beautiful creature designed by frequent collaborator Keith Thompson.”

From Mike Flanagan: “THE RITUAL on @netflix is seriously great. Wonderful performances and dripping with tension. Well done @bruckmachina”

And may more here

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