February, time to celebrate Women in Horror Month here at Castle Blogferatu!
This post is also part of the O Canada Blogathon!
I have to confess, the link between The Mask and WiHM is more personal than obvious. First this review is also, as you can see, part of the O Canada Blogathon. The hosts, Ruth at Silver Screenings and Kristina at Speakeasy, both write movie blogs that I’ve been following for over a year now. While not strictly genre related, horror is still pretty well represented on both sites.
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This post is part of the O Canada Blogathon hosted by Ruth of Silver Screenings and Kristina of Speakeasy.
Remote lake. Relaxation. Nature’s quiet beauty. Turmoil and death at the hands of an unseen killer.
No. 1977. Rituals. An unfairly panned but hardly forgotten bit of Canadian survival horror.
Why the lackluster reception?
One problem was Rituals being called the Canadian version and a blatant ripoff of Deliverance.
Made in 1976, Rituals (original title, far better than The Creeper) wasn’t released until 1977, 78, 79, or 81 depending whom you ask. That’s at least five years after Deliverance. By then, the slew of bad retreads could, at first blush, make Rituals seem Boormanish.