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The Ruins

3

Jungle exploitation horror comes of age

Daft but enjoyable, The Ruins plays on the post-9/11 fears of Americans abroad: everyone hates us, everyone wants to kill us.

So, a bunch of drink-hoovering teens (Jena Malone, Jeff McIntire, Laura Ramsey, Shawn Ashmore) naff off to look at ruins, only to be trapped on a Mayan pyramid by locals and discover that something wants to kill them.

It's Texas Chain Saw blended with Gardener's World, with unintentional laughs balanced by gruesome FX and committed performances from a cast unafraid to look like whiny kids out of their depth – unless, of course, that's what they are.
 

Film Details

  • 18
  • UK Theatrical Release Date: October 7th 2008

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