- Note: Blu-ray discs are in a high definition format and need to be played on a Blu-ray player.
The Shrine [Blu-ray]
Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) is a service Amazon offers sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's warehouses, and Amazon directly does the picking, packing, shipping and customer service on these items. Something Amazon hopes you'll especially enjoy: FBA items are eligible for and for Amazon Prime just as if they were Amazon items.
If you're a seller, you can increase your sales significantly by using Fulfilment by Amazon. We invite you to learn more about this programme .
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Special offers and product promotions
Frequently bought together
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
After a young backpacker goes missing, a group of journalists link his disappearance to a remote village infamous for its bizarre cult activity and rumours of human sacrifice. Hell bent on discovering the truth, they travel to the village but quickly find themselves pursued by a mysterious group determined to kill them. Forced into the gruesome reality of true survival horror, the journalists soon discover that the village hides a much darker secret than they could ever have imagined.
Customers who bought this item also bought
Top customer reviews
So two reporters, Carmen & Sara start looking into a missing persons case that takes them to Poland (against their bosses wishes) along with Carmen's photographer boyfriend. When they get to the small farming town they see a patch of incredibly thick fog rising above the treeline which the missing person also saw. Naturally Carmen and Sara take a look inside the fog and all goes downhill from there. Unfortunately I did manage to figure out the twist to this film but it is a good twist none the less. The only criticism I can make about this movie is that the Polish are portrayed as living in some sort of time warp of the 1950's, as a half polish woman I would like to clarify that even in rural Poland we do have modern amenities and fashion thank you.
The story and atmosphere are great in this film and while they could've done with better actors the story and tension make up for it. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie, I definitely recommend it.
Okay, tenuous plot as follows: failing journalist, and her trusty intern, persuades photographer (oh, that's lucky) boyfriend to travel to Poland to investigate the case of an American tourist going missing. Her editor has an assignment to investigate declining bee populations but apparently this scoop is worth travelling half way across the world for.
Now, cast-wise the only character I rooted for was the photographer boyfriend, the other two did nothing to engender the least bit of empathy. The greatest cardinal sin was the film's over-reliance on ludicrous decision making to propel the plot. Honestly, that's one of my biggest bug bears in horror films. Sure, the director has to orchestrate death scenes but the individual character decisions have to be credible.
On the plus side the death scenes are macabre and very much wince inducing. The only thing rescuing The Shrine from dreck status was the rug-pulling plot device in the final third which I thought very clever. The remaining cast speak mainly in Polish with no subtitles, which in hindsight was necessary to keep the viewer in the dark.
In short, a reasonable horror film let down by dodgy plot and characters hard to care about.
They arrive in a rural backwater where a strange cloud hangs over the local forest, and a strangely-garbed group of priests hold sway. Believing that the strong, aggressive warnings by locals to stay away after they show around photos of the latest missing person indicate complicity in the disappearances, they venture towards the fog-shrouded forest, where the girls stumble across a gargoyle-like statue with a hideous grin (reminded me a bit of an evil version of the statue in The Keeper Of Traken).
After they emerge from the forest, nothing is quite the same - and now the locals are determined that they are most definitely not leaving.
This is a very old-school style horror, back to an era of weird cults and curses and the problems that outsiders bring to backwaters guarding terrible secrets.
The acting is reasonable, but it's the story and the overall atmosphere that I enjoyed the most about this film. It has something of films like Rawhead Rex about it, and if you enjoy that genre, you will probably enjoy this.
Our somewhat bumbling team of three American researchers, on the trail of a missing tourist, stumble upon something far more sinister than they could ever have imagined.
I didn't find the film to be particularly well acted and some of the actions taken by the trio are downright improbable. It does, however, rattle along at a decent pace, contains some genuinely wince-making gore and has a decent twist, which I didn't see coming.
Clearly not Oscar material (although the suitably creepy score received a Grammy nomination) but, if you like your horror to be bloody and gothic, then The Shrine should just about hold your interest for 90 minutes.