- Published on Monday, 22 July 2013 21:17
“You’ll simply never understand the true nature of sacrifice”. Portentous words spoken to Edward Woodward’s character in the greatest horror movie to ever come out of Britain and possibly the finest of all British cinema.
In 1967 the novel “Ritual” by David Pinner was published. Originally meant as film treatment for Michael Winner, who had envisioned John Hurt as the main protagonist. However Winner thought that the project was “too full of imagery” so Pinner’s agent, Jonathan Clowes, fearful that Winner might sit on the project for a long time convinced Pinner to expand the story into a novel.
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