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The Shrine (2010)

Not Rated | | Horror | 14 October 2010 (USA)
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Two female journalists and a photographer travel to Europe to investigate a series of mysterious disappearances, only to find themselves embroiled in a struggle against a kind of evil they never expected.

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Jon Knautz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aaron Ashmore ... Marcus
Cindy Sampson ... Carmen
Meghan Heffern ... Sara
Trevor Matthews ... Henryk
Vieslav Krystyan ... Arkadiusz
Laura de Carteret ... Laura Taylor (as Laura DeCarteret)
Ben Lewis ... Eric Taylor
Julia Debowska Julia Debowska ... Lidia
Monica Hewes ... Emilia (as Monica Bugajski)
Stefen Hayes Stefen Hayes ... Aleks
Connor Stanhope ... Dariusz
David Tompa ... Henchman #1
Alexander Krstich ... Henchman #2
Neil Davison ... Henchman #3
Voytek Skrzeta ... Henchman #4 (as Wojtek Skrzeta)
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After a young American backpacker goes missing in Europe, a group of journalists link his disappearance to a remote village in Poland. They travel there hoping to get the story, but as they unravel the secrets behind this mysterious village, they are suddenly pursued by hostile locals. Unable to escape, they soon become the next victims of ritualistic human sacrifice. Forced into the gruesome reality of true survival horror, the journalists soon discover that this village hides a much darker secret than they could ever imagine. Written by Skid Gasket

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Once you find it, they won't let you leave.

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Horror

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Release Date:

14 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cult See more »

Filming Locations:

Pickering, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Budget:

CAD1,500,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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When they opened the first coffin, it is on the top of another coffin. But when they opened Eric's coffin, the first coffin they opened is on the floor. See more »

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Referenced in Dead Sea (2014) See more »

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Better than average horror pic
4 June 2011 | by alansmithee04See all my reviews

Yes, the script is kinda cheesy. Yes, the actors are blandly pretty. Yes, the characters do annoyingly dumb things in the woods. But there are some pretty decent aspects to "The Shrine" that make it worth the 90-odd minutes out of your life time to watch it.

First of all, it's not as entirely stupid as 99.9999% of horror movies currently in release. Early on there are some sequences which are, though derivative of J-horror, at least nicely scary. There's a very well done mid-movie change up and an ending that actually doesn't make you want to throw up your hands in disgust.

Faint praise, I know. But compared to the brain dead gore porn masquerading as horror films these days, this film's attempt to generate some real scares seems almost revolutionary by comparison. "The Shrine" is, at the very least, a pretty fair port in a storm of Hollywood crap.


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