‘“And there was someone outside the house, crawling or something. It sounded like someone was rubbing themselves against the wall, or dragging themselves down the side of the house. (…) I could hear these voices too. Tiny voices. They were tiny elderly voices. Old people. A crowd of them. They were in the room somewhere, like in a corner that I couldn’t see, or in the air above the bed. It was horrid.”’
‘Every time the women appeared and she tried to see where the faint phosphorescence bled from, she would find herself moving around in a circle, on the ceiling, and unable to get back inside her body down below. When she tried to work out how far away her body was from the ceiling, she found herself staring down at four people sitting at the black table with their hands raised into the air.’
Het boek The Ritual van Adam Nevill uit 2011 vond ik een erg enge en sterke horror, die horror van verschillende kanten laat komen en een onderliggend maatschappelijk thema heeft. Nu is dit boek verfilmd. In dit artikel kan je lezen hoe de film en het boek zich tegenover elkaar verhouden. Welke is enger, beter, of meer de moeite waard?