Ritual (film)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Tales from the Crypt Presents: Ritual
Ritual poster.jpg
Poster art
Directed by Avi Nesher
Produced by Richard Donner
David Giler
Walter Hill
Ted Hartley
Robert Zemeckis
Written by Inez Wallace
Starring Jennifer Grey
Craig Sheffer
Tim Curry
John Kassir (voice of The Crypt Keeper)
Music by Shirley Walker
Cinematography David A. Armstrong
Douglas Milsome
Edited by Robert A. Ferretti
Michael Schweitzer
Distributed by RKO Pictures
Release dates
  • September 18, 2002 (2002-09-18) (Philippines)
  • May 2, 2006 (2006-05-02) (United States)
Running time

99 minutes

106 minutes(DVD/Blu-Ray)
Country United States
Language English

Tales from the Crypt Presents: Ritual is the third and final film spin-off from the HBO television series Tales from the Crypt, the first being Demon Knight and the second being Bordello of Blood. The film was released in 2002 and stars Tim Curry, Jennifer Grey, and Craig Sheffer with Avi Nesher directing.[1] and is based on the film I Walked With a Zombie.[2] It is to date, the last production of the Tales From the Crypt franchise.


Dr. Alice Dodgson (Jennifer Grey) gets her medical license revoked and is fired from her job after the death of a patient. After being fearful of a patient's words of voodoo cults, she travels to Jamaica. There, she realizes that she, and her patient Wesley Claybourne (Daniel Lapaine), are the targets of a voodoo cult.[3]



A third Crypt movie was planned on the release of Bordello, but due to the low box office take in on the film, references to the Tales from the Crypt franchise were removed until the DVD release.[4]


This movie was originally released for foreign countries in 2001. It was also released in Japan on January 25, 2006. It was not released in the United States and Canada until May 2, 2006 on DVD. It was later released on Blu-ray on Dec 04, 2012.


Echo Bridge Entertainment - Miramax (Region A)

  • Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
  • Resolution: 1080i (Codec: MPEG-4 AVC)
  • Audio: English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 (48 kHz, 24-bit)
  • Note: 25GB Blu-ray Disc


It was received mixed, garnishing a 44% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[5]


External links[edit]