Back in 2012 we had the privilege of watching one of the most intense head turning thrillers of all time. Joko Anwar RITUAL will always be on the must see list of current horror films from the last decade with reason. If we were to describe the epic flick to the casual viewer the only word that would come to mind would be f***! A man wakes up unaware of his surroundings looking for his missing children is the backdrop for this gorefest romp that has twists and turns at every bend. Our buddies across the pond finally get a chance to get their hands on the feature at home as Terror Cotta will release RITUAL to DVD on May 16th. Peep the specs ahead read Travis’ original thoughts on RITUAL from the old HMU weekly list here.
Intense and intriguing, RITUAL begins with a disorientated man digging himself out of a shallow grave and builds to a shocking reveal. Fogged with amnesia and caught in a deadly survival game, he must quickly piece together his last 24 hours, before a menacing figure with a machete hunts him down.
Following the release of THE RAID in 2011, Indonesian genre cinema has been put firmly on the map, with filmmaker Joko Anwar (THE FORBIDDEN DOOR, HALFWORLDS for HBO) at the forefront of the scene. RITUAL is his English language debut, a brutal ‘puzzle movie’ that puts an innovative twist on the survival horror genre.
Featuring new UK artwork, Asian horror label Terror Cotta releases RITUAL on DVD on 16 May 2016.
International Film Festivals:
South by Southwest Film Festival, USA
Festival de Cine de Terror de Molins de Rei, Spain
Leeds International Film Festival, UK
Paris International Fantastic Film Festival, France
Gerardmer Fantasy Film Festival, France
Lyon Festival Hallucinations Collectives, France
Dead by Dawn International Horror Film Festival, UK