Friday, June 24, 2022

It's... Midsommar

A place to visit with a bit of folklore horror...
The Ritual
by Adam Nevill
Horror, Paranormal | Published: 2011 | Goodreads

Four old university friends reunite for a hiking trip in the Scandinavian wilderness of the Arctic Circle. No longer young men, they have little left in common and tensions rise as they struggle to connect. Frustrated and tired they take a shortcut that turns their hike into a nightmare that could cost them their lives.

Lost, hungry and surrounded by forest untouched for millennia, they stumble across an isolated old house. Inside, they find the macabre remains of old rites and pagan sacrifices; ancient artifacts and unidentifiable bones. A place of dark ritual and home to a bestial presence that is still present in the ancient forest, and now they’re the prey.


and then watch:
The Ritual (2017)
Director: David Bruckner
Writer: Joe Barton
Based on book by: Adam Nevill
Stars: Rafe Spall, Arsher Ali, Robert James-Collier, Sam Troughton
Horror, Mystery, Thriller | imdb

A group of old college friends reunite for a trip to a forest in Sweden, Northern Europe, but encounter a menacing presence there stalking them.

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* image source header: Yuko Higuchi artwork for film Midsommar directed by Ari Aster (here)

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