The Ritual is a 2017 British horror film directed by David Bruckner.

Official trailers

Netflix on Friday, January 26, 2018 released the trailer:
The Ritual | Official Trailer | Netflix.

Story intro

Five old friends from university - Phil, Dom, Hutch, Luke, and Rob - meet over drinks at a pub, and discuss plans for a group trip to catch up with one another. Rob suggests hiking in Sweden, but is quickly shot down by the others. Later in the evening, the group exits the pub and passes a shop. Luke wishes to stop and purchase a bottle of Vodka, which Rob accompanies him in doing. While conversing in the shop, the pair notices the distressed cashier slumped against the wall behind the register. Two armed robbers emerge from the back room, and Luke hides behind a shelf at the end of the aisle, leaving Rob frozen in fear. The robbers antagonize Rob, demanding his wallet, watch, and ring. Rob parts with the first two willingly, but refuses to give them his ring, as it is his wedding band. Luke, still hidden from sight, flips the bottle in his hand and prepares to intervene. However, he is too slow to act, and Rob is bludgeoned to death before his eyes.


Rafe Spall
Arsher Ali
Robert James-Collier
Sam Troughton
Kerri McLean
Maria Erwolter
Paul Reid
Francesca Mula
Jacob James Beswick


The film The Ritual was scheduled to be released by eOne Films (UK) Netflix (International) on September 8, 2017 (TIFF) and on October 13, 2017.

The duration of the film is 94 minutes. The film grossed over $1.3 - 1.5 million.


The Ritual got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film.

External links

Google: #TheRitual

Wikipedia: The Ritual (2017 film)