The Ritual (2001) – By Jason S. Lockard

Tales from the Crypt first appeared as a horror comic book in the 50s and 60’s. Than moved to the small screen becoming a popular TV show. Than to the big screen with two motion pictures. Than came the third The Ritual. Now for the first time ever it is available on Blu-ray thanks to Echo Bridge Entertainment.

The film follows Dr. Alice Dodgson whose medical license has been revoked after the death of one patient. Now jobless the doctor accepts a job in Jamaica as a nurse for one young man. When she arrives she finds herself immersed in tales of zombies, demonic possession and voodoo cults. Will the doctor escape with her life? Or will she become just another victim? You’ll have to see the film for yourself.

The Ritual seems a little like the 1943 classic “I walked with the Zombie”, maybe the writers saw that classic! I’m not sure! Plus this film feels like a 20 minute Tales From The Crypt episode that has been stretched to the utter limits to make it a feature length film. The Blu-ray includes a beautiful copy of this film, but it has no bonus features at all.

So if you love all things Tales from the Crypt, well, you know you have to have this one to! So head over to or your local DVD store and pick up a copy today!

Moral Rating: Violence, profanity and nudity
Audience: Adults
Genre: Horror
Length: 106 Minutes
DVD Released: 2013
Our Rating: D