Fellow Brummy horror writer, David Moody, and pioneer for indie publishing in horror, has written a few words on The Ritual. Fortunately he’s not a “Hater” either!
“The film looks beautiful. As well as some stunning location shots, there are other dramatic visuals which make this something special. Again, at the risk of spoiling the film, I’ll not go into those here, but you’ll know them when you see them. The cast are excellent, particularly Rafe Spall and Sam Troughton, and the pacing is spot-on. How refreshing to watch a strong movie with a 90+ minute run-time. Maybe I’m just a grumpy old man, but many films these days seem to be two hours or longer and filled with bloat.
All in all, it’s great to be able to report that THE RITUAL is the adaptation Adam’s book deserved, and I very much recommend you watch it.”
Dave also gave The Ritual novel a superb shoutline back in 2011 that I still treasure. His full reaction to the film can be read here. Be sure to check out Infected Books while you’re visiting his site.
We’ll both be guest authors at Birmingham Mega Horror Con next weekend too.