The Shrine

The Shrine

DVD - 2011
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Following the disappearance of an American tourist in Europe, Canadian journalists travel to the remote Polish village of Alvaina, populated by a centuries-old cult notorious for human sacrifice. While searching for clues as the disappearance, the group discovers a hidden statue capable of dark magic.
Publisher: [Canada] : Mongrel Media, ©2011.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (85 min.) :,sound, color ;,12 cm
digital, video, surround, rda
video file, DVD, rda
Alternative Title: Shrine [dvd]


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Sep 30, 2018

This movie had potential to be really good, but it got lost somewhere along the way. And there definitely need to be subtitles for those who don't speak Polish.

Aug 07, 2018

Well done horror, though it could have used subtitles, as the second half is in Polish.
One reason movies like this are made, is to show when people are incredibly stupid to not leave an area, even if their instinct (in this case, her friends' instincts) says there is a bad vibe and it is dangerous to remain.

whydoIhavetodothis Aug 11, 2013

This is actually a very intelligent and well thought out film that gets creepier as it goes on. Violent in places, this has tones of the original Evil Dead, but also a neat twist and some very intense scenes.

I have seen horrible films and this isn't one of them. I bought a used copy and would recommend it to those horror fans who want to see something different and original.

Apr 11, 2013

What the hell would have ever prompted VPL to purchase a piece of pure horror-movie junk like this, anyways??_____ Featuring some of the most laughable monster make-up effects imaginable, The Shrine is a nauseatingly predictable, "seen-it-all-before" horror flick that is cruel, sadistic and unfathomably stupid beyond words._____ You'd have to be certifiably brain-dead to be entertained by this utter garbage. There was no intelligent thought put into The Shrine's story, whatsoever. It was all just barbaric gore simply for the sake of barbaric gore._____ Set in the remote village of Alvaina, Poland, this film's demented, little story deals with some idiotic, centuries-old curse that has all of the town's citizens (even the children) willingly participating in the perpetuation of its devilishness, while, at the same time, keeping it a deep, dark secret from the rest of the world._____ Duh! Spare me!

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