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Trailer and poster for “SIGNAL” and “SOUTHBOUND” director’s Netflix chiller “THE RITUAL”

Friday, January 26, 2018 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

David Bruckner, part of the directorial team behind the techno-fright film THE SIGNAL and creator of the most disturbing segment of the anthology SOUTHBOUND, is the solo helmer on Netflix’s upcoming THE RITUAL. A trailer and poster have just been unveiled.

Premiering on the streaming service February 9, THE RITUAL was scripted by Joe Barton from the novel by Adam Nevill, and stars Rafe Spall (PROMETHEUS), Robert James-Collier, Arsher Ali, Sam Troughton, Paul Reid and Kerri McLean, with makeup effects by Josh and Sierra Russell (SOUTHBOUND, BEYOND THE GATE). The synopsis: “Reuniting after the tragic death of their best mate, four old friends from university set out to hike through the Scandinavian wilderness. But a wrong turn leads them into the dark and mysterious forests of Norse legend, where an ancient evil still exists and stalks them at every turn.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.