Asian Horror RITUAL on DVD 16 May 2016

by Lynn Sorel

Terror Cotta Presents 


A twisted ‘lost in the woods’ survival horror …



“Fantastic. A plot twist that will blow your mind.” – Bloody Disgusting


“Goes to a dark, weird, disturbing place …“ – Scott Weinberg


“A cross between FUNNY GAMES and a brutal episode of THE TWILIGHT ZONE” – FEARnet

Intense and intriguing, RITUAL begins with a disorientated man digging himself out of a shallow grave and builds to a shocking reveal.  Fogged with amnesia and caught in a deadly survival game, he must quickly piece together his last 24 hours, before a menacing figure with a machete hunts him down.


Following the release of THE RAID in 2011, Indonesian genre cinema has been put firmly on the map, with filmmaker Joko Anwar (THE FORBIDDEN DOOR, HALFWORLDS for HBO) at the forefront of the scene.  RITUAL is his English language debut, a brutal ‘puzzle movie’ that puts an innovative twist on the survival horror genre.


Featuring new UK artwork, Asian horror label Terror Cotta releases RITUAL on DVD on 16 May 2016.



A man wakes up buried alive in a dense forest.  Unable to remember who he is or how he got there, he stumbles frantically searching for answers.  After taking refuge in a remote cabin, he discovers a macabre videotape that triggers his memory of a family holiday, turned nightmare and he sets out on a desperate search to find his two missing children. 


But his search reveals unsettling clues and the terrifying truth that he is not alone.  Lost in the woods and hunted by a machete-wielding killer, he must unravel the mystery before time runs out.


Written and directed by: Joko Anwar

Cast: Rio Dewanto, Hannah Al Rashid, Izzi Isman, Aridh Tritama, Sadha Triyudha, Jose Gamo, Marsha Timothy, Surya Saputra


Genre: Horror | Year: 2012 | Cert: TBC | Country: Indonesia | Language: English | Runtime: 87mins


DVD special features TBC


International Film Festivals:

South by Southwest Film Festival, USA

Festival de Cine de Terror de Molins de Rei, Spain

Leeds International Film Festival, UK

Paris International Fantastic Film Festival, France

Gerardmer Fantasy Film Festival, France

Lyon Festival Hallucinations Collectives, France

Dead by Dawn International Horror Film Festival, UK


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