In my humble opinion, David Bruckner’s The Ritual is the first truly excellent horror movie of 2018; regular readers of Horror Freak News have heard me singing its praises! We recently featured a video the explored the folklore origins of the film’s monster (a fearsome Jötunn) but we didn’t reveal anything about the plot.
While The Ritual is a straight-forward narrative with easily defined Acts and satisfying conclusion, there’s a lot going on beneath the surface; the trauma experienced by certain characters is reflected in the monster, both literally and metaphorically. As we often do for top-notch Endings Explained videos, we turn to popular YouTuber FoundFlix.
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Give the video a spin and let us know what you think in the Comments section! If you haven’t seen The Ritual yet, bookmark the page and come back later; the film is currently streaming on Netflix. You can see the trailer, synopsis and read a spoiler-free review at the bottom of the article. Enjoy!
Warning: Below There Be Spoilers!
Official Synopsis: Ending Explained + looking at the Jotunn monster’s lore in new Netflix horror film THE RITUAL from David Bruckner (Southbound, V/H/S/).
About FoundFlix on YouTube: FoundFlix specializes in cult and horror content, bringing you some of my favorite forgotten gems and celebrating cult’s best moments.
Official Synopsis: Reuniting after the tragic death of their friend, four college pals set out to hike through the Scandinavian wilderness. A wrong turn leads them into the mysterious forests of Norse legend, where an ancient evil exists and stalks them at every turn.
The Ritual stars Rafe Spall, Arsher Ali, and Robert James-Collier.
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