The Ruins

A Mexican vacation takes a turn for the violently gruesome when two couples take a detour to explore ancient Mayan ruins and find an armed group of natives preventing them from leaving. Forced to stay atop a pyramid structure, they soon discover the vines encircling them are of the flesh-eating variety... Scott B Smith ('A Simple Plan') adapted his sophomore novel and director Carter Smith plays it surprisingly straight, definitely going for scares, not laughs. Solid performances and a hefty helping of gore keep the suspense on high in this nerve-jangling horror thriller. Jonathan Tucker, Jena Malone, Shawn Ashmore, and Laura Ramsey star. Ben Stiller (a friend of the author) was one of the producers.

Year: 2008
Genre: Horror Movies, Thrillers & Suspense, Based on..., Horror Vault
Country: Australia, USA
Director: Carter Smith
Starring: Jonathan Tucker, Jena Malone, Laura Ramsey, Shawn Andrews, Joe Anderson
Duration: 87 Minutes
Rating: R16 - Violence, offensive language and horror
Location in store: Horror



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