The Ritual (2018 Film)

Source: IMDb

What is it?

The 2017 / 2018 British supernatural horror movie The Ritual.

What is it about?

This is how Rotten Tomatoes describes this movie:

Following the sudden, violent death of their best mate, four young men reunite for a hike through the Scandinavian wilderness.

Deep in the black, Nordic forest they find themselves lost in a hell of sinister nightmares and pagan sacrifices.

For these ancient woods are home to a malevolent deity which will force them to face the darkness inside themselves.

My Thoughts

This movie was not bad but there were too many unanswered questions, unexplained details, some of the characters were not developed enough, the movie was too dark at times so I could not see much during most of the night scenes, and the movie could have been shorter.

The actors did a good job acting like friends who really knew each other for years though, and there were some nice scenes of the scenery sometimes when it was not too dark; but I think that I liked the movie The Descent better than this.

The end,

-John Jr


Astrid And Jimmy Snuka

Dream 1

There was more to this dream but I can only barely remember part of the end of this dream where I sat down and I saw/heard a story about a young woman with whitish colored skin who went to maybe Sweden or Switzerland or maybe Germany or somewhere like that during the day, and she had a large old thick book.

She walked to an area that looked a bit like W Park in the city of D and she went to a cafe-like sitting area where the swimming pool should be, and a woman who looked and acted like the character Astrid (played by the actress Nina Hoss) from the television series Homeland was sitting at one of the tables reading and maybe eating/drinking during maybe her lunch break.

The young woman greeted Astrid and maybe she sat down at the table with her and maybe they talked briefly, the young woman did not know the language that was spoken in this country yet so the conversation was probably short, and Astrid left at some point; and then the young woman began a mission that involved the old book that she had, and she started learning the language that was spoken in the country.

The young woman seemed like a nice quiet young woman who had left everything behind on a single desperate mission involving the book, the book had loose pages and maybe missing pages and maybe there were things in the book that the woman did not understand, and so she was trying to deal with all of those things and more; but I am not sure what the book was about, why was it so important to her, or anything like that but I do know that it was so important to her that her life was now dedicated to it.

The dream jumped around as time passed as she studied the book, did research, followed leads, maybe searched for missing pages, probably asked around for help, probably tried to restore/fix the book, continued learning the language that was spoken in the country, and more; and at some point in the dream the young woman finally learned the language that was spoken in the country, and she went back to the cafe-like sitting area to find Astrid during the day during her lunch break.

It seemed that Astrid was possibly the main reason that the young woman had come to this country and that Astrid was possibly her last and/or best hope to complete her mission involving the book, Astrid worked for the government of this country so she had access to a variety of resources/et cetera, and now that the young woman knew the language of this country she could finally talk to Astrid and explain her mission involving the book in detail.

The young woman had spent pretty much all of her time and money and resources on her mission involving the book, she probably had used up all of her options/sources/connections/et cetera, and so she probably would not be able to stay in the country much longer; and so Astrid was her best and maybe last and main hope, and all of her plans had led up to and now rested on this moment.

Astrid was sitting at a table reading and maybe eating/drinking during her lunch break again, she usually took her lunch breaks from her government job here each work day, but Astrid did not seem to be in a good mood this day; and the young woman walked over to her and greeted her in whatever language was spoken in this country, and she explained how they had met before when she first arrived in the country and she explained that she had learned the language of this country so that she could ask for her help with the book.

Astrid remembered the young woman and the young woman explained her situation and how she felt that Astrid could help, she explained how desperate her situation was now, but Astrid was still in a bad mood and she acted like she did not care and she acted like the young woman was crazy; and the young woman desperately begged for help explaining how she could help, and how important it was but Astrid refused.

The young woman kept begging and explaining reminding Astrid that her government job gave her access to resources that could probably help her complete her mission involving the book and she explained some of the resources that could help, it was sad knowing how much this meant to her and now her best and possibly last hope to finish her mission involving the book was refusing to help her and was treating her like she was crazy, but Astrid angrily refused and told the young woman to not bother her again; and Astrid left angrily.

The young woman was devastated and instantly became depressed like she had given up on life, she started crying and she slowly walked over to a tall corner area to sit down to think, and it seemed that she was possibly going to kill herself if she could not think up another option; but while she was sitting there crying and thinking, there was an interruption where a male voice started to tell me his story like a ghost who wanted the truth of what led up to and caused his death to be known so that the public could know the truth, and while he was explaining his story the young woman’s story was still in the background.

The male voice belonged to a man who either was the professional wrestler Jimmy Snuka or a fictional wrestler based on him, he explained and showed me a wrestling match that he had where he got slammed to the ground and injured, and his eyes were rolling to the back of his head and he could not get up; but the match probably continued, and after the match the doctors gave him some aspirin and told him to get some sleep and they said that he would be okay.

He actually had a broken back/serious spinal cord injury but did not know it, the doctors either lied or did not check him thoroughly, and so he went home to his family; and the next day his back was still bothering him and he knew something was wrong, but he did not know what.

Someone had a birthday party and he went to the birthday party with his family, and later he went to wrestle in another wrestling match; and he ended up dying either after the match or during it, probably after the match when he got home, and this would not have happened if the doctors had told him that he had a broken back.

The WWE/WWF or whatever company he worked for somewhat covered up what had happened and what had led up to his death so that they would not have to pay his family, his family always suspected that something was wrong and that there had been a cover up or that the company did not explain all the details, but they did not know for sure and the public did not know.

The male voice told me that all that he explained and told me was proof and that I only needed to tell his family and the public and let them look over the evidence, and his family and the world would know the truth and the company would have to admit the truth and at least pay his family; and hopefully something like that would never happen again, and then the young woman’s story faded back in from the background.

I was curious about what the young woman had done or was going to do but her story faded out like a film ending before I could find out or before her story could finish, I was not sure if she had killed herself or not or what had happened, and then I was sitting down and I could see that I had been watching a film; and it had just ended, and my brother GC was there and we complained about the film suddenly ending.

I went to the television and I re-winded the video to see if I had missed anything but I had not, the film just ended suddenly without closure leaving the audience not sure what would happen or what had happened, and this annoyed me but I woke up.

Dream 2

I did not voice record this dream or think about it much today so I can not remember most of it now, all that I can remember is that the end of this dream took place during the day in a fictional version of the city of D, and I remember my dad and I going to a fictional mobile home that was probably on or near the street that E Manor is on.

This mobile home was separated into two or more parts that were each rented out to a different person/family, so it was a rental mobile home that a landlord was renting out to people to live in, and my dad and I seemed to be there to maybe help someone; but maybe that person was not there, but I can not remember.

We noticed that the mobile home was in bad condition like the landlord had not been maintaining it, the end part of the mobile home on the right side was the worst, and it was so bad that it did not look livable; and there were holes/openings in the floor and walls et cetera, and this part possibly had no one living in it but I am not sure.

It was so bad that we wanted to talk to the landlord about this and I remember us talking to some male contractors about the situation who happened to be looking around the mobile home like they were hoping to get the contract/job to fix it, they seemed afraid of the landlord and they told us not to talk to him about it, and they acted like he was the head of a mafia or something like that.

The landlord arrived at some point and he was a somewhat over-fat older man with whitish colored skin with maybe hair that was starting to go gray/white, we possibly talked to him but I can not remember, and he said that he was about to let people bid on a contract to fix the mobile home; and so we followed him to the bidding location.

And the bidding location was on the front porch of what seemed to be a fictional version of The G House that is sometimes in my dreams, my dad wanted to put in a bid as well, and so we waited for the bidding to start; and I guess the landlord would pick who ever he felt had the best bid, and that person would be given the contract/job to fix the mobile home but I woke up.

The end,

-John Jr


FPSRussia (Dmitri Potapoff) (Kyle Myers) Starts His Own Business And Celebrates

I forgot almost all of my dreams after sleeping very well and suddenly waking up to use the bathroom after realizing that it was later than I thought, I did not take a moment to think about my dreams before getting out of bed, and so I forgot most of my dreams.

Dream 1

I barely remember part of one or two dreams, I will separate them as two different dreams to make it easier, and the first dream that I can remember part of took place during the day in a fictional city; and I remember talking with an unknown man who I knew, and he was a friend of FPSRussia (Dmitri Potapoff) (Kyle Myers) from YouTube.

He told me that FPSRussia was starting his own business or was about to start his own business, and that FPSRussia had already given him a job at his new business; and so I asked him what kind of jobs were available at the new business because I needed a job, and we talked about this & some other things.

I learned that FPSRussia was dating an attractive woman with whitish colored skin with long blondish colored hair who was from Sweden or Switzerland or another country in Europe, and she was from a rich family; and I learned that FPSRussia was about to have a party celebrating the opening of his new business, and the man invited me to come to the party.

Later in the dream I went to FPSRussia’s party which took place during the day in a field and the man from earlier in the dream was there, FPSRussia was there with his girlfriend, and other unknown people were there eating/drinking/talking/listening to music/et cetera; and barbecue was being cooked & eaten, FPSRussia was probably one of the people cooking, and everyone was having a good time.

The man from earlier in the dream introduced me to FPSRussia and let him know that I was looking for a job, and so I talked with FPSRussia & his girlfriend for a while about his new business & other things; but that is all that I can remember of this dream.

Dream 2

The next dream took place during the day inside of my parent’s house but I can not remember most of the dream and so it does not make much sense, I remember sometimes seeing/hearing a video playing either in the air and/or in my mind and/or on a device showing an Anna Kendrick music concert that was currently taking place in town, and it was to promote her new album; and I think that the concert was free.

Whenever I was not seeing video of the concert I was thinking about an unknown attractive woman with whitish colored skin with long maybe somewhat curly reddish colored hair, maybe I met her earlier in the dream but I am not sure, and I kept thinking about her while chewing bubble gum; and it seemed that the bubble gum somewhat helped me with the tension/stress/whatever that I kept feeling when thinking about the woman, I was attracted to the woman/had feelings for the woman & I could not stop thinking about her (I am guessing that something must have happened between us earlier in the dream that I can not remember), and so chewing the bubble gum harder/faster seemed to somewhat help with the tension.

I had to get new bubble gum from the pack a few times because I was chewing so much to help me with the tension, I considered going to the Anna Kendrick concert for some distraction, and so I walked around the house switching between thinking about the woman with reddish colored hair & trying to decide if I should go to the concert or not.

In the video scenes/clips of the concert I saw a semi-outdoor stage near a seating area with maybe one or two security guards near the stage as Mrs. Kendrick was singing, there were not that many people at the concert it seemed, but I did see some young women in the crowd; and some of the video scenes that I saw were from different cameras that people had at the concert, and so there were different angles & different video quality to each video scene but I woke up.

The end,

-John Jr