The Ruins

Genre:  Horror, Thriller
Running Time:  110 min.
Release Date: April 4, 2008
DVD: July 8, 2008

Current rating: Rating: 3.13
based on 196 votes and 38 reviews
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Cast: Jonathan Tucker, Jena Malone, Shawn Ashmore, Laura Ramsey, Joe Anderson


Bright sun, warm waters and sandy beaches beckon countless Americans every year, particularly young adults seeking inexpensive fun. Enter Amy (Jena Malone) and Stacy (Laura Ramsey), two best friends who bring along their very different boyfriends -- focused med student Jeff (Jonathan Tucker) and free-spirited partier Eric (Shawn Ashmore).

As the group's vacation nears its end, they journey into the lush Mexican jungle in hopes of seeing some ancient Mayan ruins. But when they arrive at the magnificent site, an unexpected event drives the frightened travellers to the top of the crumbling stone structure, where they confront hidden deadly horrors and engage in a brutal battle for survival.

Director: Carter Smith
Studio: DreamWorks Pictures
Producer(s): Chris Bender, Stuart Cornfeld, Jeremy Kramer
Screenplay: Scott B. Smith
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  • 5 stars "Terrific modern horror flick is a grim little number. Harrowing and clever."