Cold comfort folk horror: The Ritual, on general release

IT’S NOT YET DARK ★★★★ Directed by Frankie Fenton. Featuring Simon Fitzmaurice, Ruth Fitzmaurice, Colin Farrell. PG cert, limited release, 80 min (...)

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