The Ritual: Now A Major Film

By | September 17, 2018

Introduction

Adam nevill is a prolific writer, and has written many Horror Novels, he is known has the
Horror King, and has also won many Book Awards. The book i have decided to Review is
” THE RITUAL”. And i will add some more titles from this Author, with a Brief insight of

the story.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About The Author

 

Adam L.G. Nevill was born in Birmingham, England, in 1969 and grew up in England and New Zealand. He has written a lot of horror novels: ‘Banquet for the Damned’, ‘Apartment 16’, ‘The Ritual’, ‘Last Days’, ‘House of Small Shadows’, ‘No One Gets Out Alive’, ‘Lost Girl’, and ‘Under a Watchful Eye’. His first short story collection, ‘Some Will Not Sleep: Selected Horrors’, was published on Halloween, 2016, and won the British Fantasy Award for Best Collection. His second collection of short fiction, ‘Hasty for the Dark: Selected Horrors’ was published on Halloween 2017.

His novels, ‘The Ritual’, ‘Last Days’ and ‘No One Gets Out Alive’ were the winners of The August Derleth Award for Best Horror Novel. ‘The Ritual’ and ‘Last Days’ were also awarded Best in Category: Horror, by R.U.S.A. Several of his novels are currently in development for film and television, and in 2016 Imaginarium adapted ‘The Ritual’ into a major motion picture.

Adam also offers three free books to readers of horror: ‘Cries from the Crypt’ (downloadable from his website), ‘Before You Sleep’ and ‘Before You Wake’ (available from major online retailers).
Adam lives in Devon, England.

 

If you would like to to get more information on this Author, click link below:

 

www.adamlgnevill.com

 

Book Description

On the third day things did not improve. The rain was still falling hard and cold, the sun never broke through the low grey cloud, and they had no idea where they were. But it was the dead thing they found hanging from a tree that changed the trip beyond recognition. When four old University friends set off into the Scandinavian wilderness of the Arctic Circle, they aim to briefly escape the problems of their lives and reconnect with one another. But when Luke, the only man still single and living a precarious existence, finds he has little left in common with his well-heeled friends, tensions rise. With limited fitness and experience between them, a shortcut meant to ease their hike turns into a nightmare scenario that could cost them their lives. Lost, hungry, and surrounded by forest untouched for millennia, Luke figures things couldn’t possibly get any worse. But then they stumble across an old habitation. Ancient artefacts decorate the walls and there are bones scattered upon the dry floors. The residue of old rites and pagan sacrifice for something that still exists in the forest. Something responsible for the bestial presence that follows their every step. And as the four friends stagger in the direction of salvation, they learn that death doesn’t come easy among these ancient trees . . .

In Adam Nevill’s The Ritual, four old university friends reunite for a hiking trip in the Scandinavian wilderness of the Arctic Circle. No longer young men, they have little left in common and tensions rise as they struggle to connect. Frustrated and tired they take a shortcut that turns their hike into a nightmare that could cost them their lives.

Lost, hungry and surrounded by forest untouched for millennia, they stumble across an isolated old house. Inside, they find the macabre remains of old rites and pagan sacrifices; ancient artefacts and unidentifiable bones. A place of dark ritual and home to a bestial presence that is still present in the ancient forest, and now they’re the prey.

From the Back Cover

 

In the forests of Scandinavia, an ancient presence starts its nightmare hunt once again . . .

Four old university friends reunite for a hiking trip in the Scandinavian wilderness of the Arctic Circle. No longer young men, they have little left in common and tensions rise as they struggle to connect. Frustrated and tired, they take a shortcut that turns their hike into a nightmare that could cost them their lives.

Lost, hungry and surrounded by forest untouched for millennia, they stumble across an isolated old house. Inside, they find the macabre remains of old rites and pagan sacrifices; ancient artefacts and unidentifiable bones. This place of dark ritual is home to a bestial predator that is still alive in the ancient forest. And now they’re the prey.

The four friends struggle toward salvation, but death doesn’t come easily among these ancient trees . . .

Praise for The Ritual

Review:

 

This novel grabs from the very first page, refuses to be laid aside, and carries the hapless reader, exhausted and wrung out, to the very last sentence… Nevill is excellent at characterisation, and evokes the terror and despair experienced by the quartet with heart-stopping fidelity. Best of all, though, is his depiction of the elemental forces of evil that haunt the hostile arctic wastelands. Superb.

‘Adam Nevill shows it’s possible to take a tried-and-tested horror cliché – the Blair Witch-esque group of friends lost in the woods – and make it horrifyingly scary again… Often horror loses its power when evil is given a face; in this case, it only gets more disturbing.

`Highly recommended.

‘Wonderfully, radiantly eerie… with The Ritual that he’s at the top of his class for modern horror writers. He has the rare ability to craft a nebulous atmosphere of terror, as well as to capture cinematic slasherpunk in the written word. Both are incredibly rare talents.

The new horror from a rising star of the macabre . . .

Horrifyingly scary . . . Nevill sinuously ramps up the tension

‘This novel grabs from the very first page, refuses to be laid aside, and carries the hapless reader, exhausted and wrung out, to the very last sentence.

 

Under a Watchful Eye Kindle Edition

 

Under a Watchful Eye by Adam Nevill is a supernatural thriller from the award-winning writer of The Ritual and Last Days.

Seb Logan is being watched. He just doesn’t know by whom.

When the sudden appearance of a dark figure shatters his idyllic coastal life, he soon realizes that the murky past he thought he’d left behind has far from forgotten him. What’s more unsettling is the strange atmosphere that engulfs him at every sighting, plunging his mind into a terrifying paranoia.

To be a victim without knowing the tormentor. To be despised without knowing the offence caused. To be seen by what nobody else can see. These are the thoughts which plague his every waking moment.

 

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Imprisoned by despair, Seb fears his stalker is not working alone, but rather is involved in a wider conspiracy that threatens everything he has worked for. For there are doors in this world that open into unknown places. Places used by the worst kind of people to achieve their own ends. And once his investigation leads him to stray across the line and into mortal danger, he risks becoming another fatality in a long line of victims . . .

 

Last Days

 

Winner of the August Derleth award, Last Days is a chilling and terrifying novel from master of horror, Adam Nevill.

The Temple of the Last Days. The brutal cult with a history of murder, sex and occult dealings destroyed itself during one night of ritualistic violence decades ago. Or so they thought…

Kyle Freeman is an indie film-maker with no money and few options, so when he lands a commission to make a documentary about The Temple of the Last Days he jumps at the chance. Little does he know that his investigation into the cult’s bloody history will lead him into the darkest places he’s ever been.

As they travel from the London and France to Arizona tracing the path of the cult, uncanny events, out-of-body experiences, ghastly artefacts and visits by the merciless ‘old friends’ plague Kyle and his one-man crew. They soon discover the power of the cult’s terrible legacy, and that it may be too late for them to escape…

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Apartment 16

 

Some doors are better left closed . . .

In Barrington House, an upmarket block in London, there is an empty apartment. No one goes in, no one comes out. And it has been that way for fifty years. Until the night watchman hears a disturbance after midnight and investigates. What he experiences is enough to change his life forever.

A young American woman, Apryl, arrives at Barrington House. She’s been left an apartment by her mysterious Great Aunt Lillian who died in strange circumstances. Rumours claim Lillian was mad. But her diary suggests she was implicated in a horrific and inexplicable event decades ago.

Determined to learn something of this eccentric woman, Apryl begins to unravel the hidden story of Barrington House. She discovers that a transforming, evil force still inhabits the building. And the doorway to Apartment 16 is a gateway to something altogether more terrifying . . .

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No One Gets Out Alive Paperback

 

Darkness lives within . . .

Cash-strapped, working for agencies and living in shared accommodation, Stephanie Booth feels she can fall no further. So when she takes a new room at the right price, she believes her luck has finally turned. But 82 Edgware Road is not what it appears to be.

It’s not only the eerie atmosphere of the vast, neglected house, or the disturbing attitude of her new landlord, Knacker McGuire, that makes her uneasy – it’s the whispers behind the fireplace, the scratching beneath floors, the footsteps in the dark, and the young women weeping in neighbouring rooms. And when Knacker’s cousin Fergal arrives, the danger goes vertical.

But this is merely a beginning, a gateway to horrors beyond Stephanie’s worst nightmares. And in a house where no one listens to the screams, will she ever get out alive?

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Some Will Not Sleep: Selected Horrors Paperback

 

A bestial face appears at windows in the night.

In the big white house on the hill angels are said to appear.

A forgotten tenant in an isolated building becomes addicted to milk.

A strange goddess is worshipped by a home-invading disciple.

The least remembered gods still haunt the oldest forests.

Cannibalism occurs in high society at the end of the world.

The sainted undead follow their prophet to the Great Dead Sea.

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A confused and vengeful presence occupies the home of a first-time buyer . . .

 

In ghastly harmony with the nightmarish visions of the award-winning writer’s novels, these stories blend a lifelong appreciation of horror culture with the grotesque fascinations and childlike terrors that are the author’s own.

“Adam Nevill is a spine-chiller in the classic tradition, a writer who draws you in from the world of the familiar, eases you into the world of terror, and then locks the door behind you”

 

“Nevill is fast becoming Britain’s answer to Stephen King”

 

“The sense of dread is immediate, with the reader’s sense of foreboding increasing with every new page”

5 thoughts on “The Ritual: Now A Major Film

  1. Paul

    Not being a big horror fan I was immediately taken in by both the short paragraph and your description of the book themselves and also by the reviews. I’m not into horror like I used to be since they all seem to be the same however this writer has a talent felt from the outset.
    I am an avid reader and love to digest a good book to sometimes take me away from the everyday mundane.
    You may have just reignited a flame for me which would be nice
    Thanks for the reviews
    Paul

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  2. Florence Ki

    I don’t really read books especially fiction. Don’t even watch horror movies. But your description interest me and keep me suspense. I can’t help but continue reading. Then when I clicked onto your link, apparently it is a movie! Omg… i thought is was a book. Anyway, I seriously will consider to buy. Great review that you have done. Will definitely come back for more.

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    1. john bicknell Post author

      Thanks for your comment, it was a mistake on my part i did indeed put the video one up but i have now change it to the book thanks for pointing it out for us and i hope its not put you off thanks again 

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  3. Kit

    I would love to see some trailers on this website because I am lazy to search for it on my own. Horror movies are not my everyday watch but it is great to watch with my girl. I was looking for the next horror movie to watch and the Ritual could be the next. I would be interested to read the book for my own pleasure.

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  4. Dianne

    Your Review of The Ritual is very captivating! Seems ‘The Ritual’ is a must read! you made it sound so creepy but so gripping at the same time. I will only be reading this one during the day that’s for sure.

    And great!  its also a movie!  I love reading a good book then watching the movie after. I don’t know if its just me but I love comparing the two!

    ‘Apartment 16’ and ‘No one gets out alive’ looks like the kind of books I like to read,  so thankyou for this review. I’m a bit of a sucker of finding a new author I like then collecting a set of their books 😉

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