‘The Ritual’: David Bruckner on His Scary New Netflix Movie & Breaking Down That Ending
Never take the shortcut, guys.
If there’s one thing horror movies have taught us well, it’s that you never, ever take the shortcut.
The latest scary movie to carry on that tradition is David Bruckner’s The Ritual, an immersive psychological horror movie that follows a group of old friends into the Norse woods, where they end up with a terrifying mythological creature hot on their heels.
Rooted in psychological trauma, loneliness, and as Bruckner describes it, “masculinity in crisis,” The Ritual transforms the universal experience of outgrowing your friends into a nightmarish, effed-up fairy tale for …
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