After Dark Films Originals just added Ritual to their lineup. Ritual joins Dark Circles, Red Clover, Asylum, Children of Sorrow and Sanatorium. Below is the one-sheet poster for Ritual along with the synopsis and press release details. I am a little on the fence about this horror movie for the time being but I am curious to hear what you think of it in the comments.
From the Press Release
After Dark Films proudly announces the sixth film in its After Dark Originals 2 series (ADO2), Ritual, a horrific tale that craftily brings you into the world of sadistic satanic rituals.
RITUAL marks the first feature debut for director and writer by Mickey Keating, starring Lisa Marie Summerscales (Water for Elephants), Dean Cates (You, Only Better), and Derek Phillips (42, "Friday Night Lights").
"There is a stark and lonely reality to these characters that makes the film so terrifying. We are excited to add this to our line-up." - Stephanie Caleb.
"Ritual is a love letter to pulpy 1970s horror films like Race With the Devil, Punishment Park, and Hardcore. I’ve loved the works of After Dark Films since their first Horrorfest broke onto the scene, and I couldn’t be more excited that my movie found a home with them." - Mickey Keating, Director.
Synopsis: A long time ago Tom loved Lovely. They were married and everything was perfect, at least for a little while. But that was then and this is now. Lovely has just killed a man in cold blood after he tried to drug and kidnap her in a motel. She calls Tom to help, but now they’ve found a VHS tape that depicts a satanic ritual in which a woman is murdered. Lovely desperately wants to leave and they do, but Tom forgot his engraved lighter in the room, and when they go back to find it, the dead body appears to be missing.