Worth Watching: First New Trailer for Jon Knautz's The Shrine

July 14, 2010
Source: ShockTillYouDrop

The Shrine Trailer

Creepy or cheesy? I could swear we've written about this movie before, but I couldn't find anything in our archives. The Shrine is the next feature from the folks behind the horror-comedy Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer, but this one has no comedy (as far as I can tell). It's about some people who "investigate" a cult that practices human sacrifice, but I remember originally hearing something about the shrine coming to life or something like that. If true, that's a spoiler they don't want out there - woops! Anyway, this trailer debuted on STYD and it doesn't look that bad, but not that great either. There is an older trailer on YouTube, too.

Watch the first official trailer for Jon Knautz's The Shrine:

For more info, visit the official website for The Shrine located at:

The Shrine was written and directed by Canadian indie filmmaker Jon Knautz, of horror flick Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer as well as numerous sci-fi and horror shorts. The screenplay was co-written by Knautz and Brendan Moore. This Brookstreet Pictures production was shot last year up in Ontario and is premiering at the FanTasia Film Festival in Montreal in a few weeks. It does not have any US distributor yet, so we're not sure when to expect it in theaters (or probably straight-to-DVD), but stay tuned for more updates as always.

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Reader Feedback - 19 Comments



8=D on Jul 14, 2010


#1, in what way is that "cheesy"? i'm interested enough in the plot to want to see it. and just from that brief look, it appears to have decent atmosphere.

beavis on Jul 14, 2010


Those crazy Europeans.

Crapola on Jul 14, 2010


@1 when i read your comment, i was thinking, how is this cheesy?

chilin on Jul 14, 2010


What the fuck was that around the 1:13 mark that looked like Red Skull from Captain America?

floppytall on Jul 14, 2010


Most definately cheesy. I mean, the way it was presented suggested that it had more to do with the horror than the reason they were being sacrificed. Ashmore should know better.

Eli on Jul 14, 2010



Jason on Jul 14, 2010



Jason on Jul 14, 2010


And I'm sick of those wacky druids taking over Europe. Get rid of your brown hooded robes you tossers!

harm on Jul 14, 2010


@ 3. Americans are worse in general. So shut it.

Aimee on Jul 14, 2010


The Village + The Ruins + Mano's the hands of Fate! = The Shrine

DoomCanoe on Jul 14, 2010


@10. I do live in Europe. It was sarcasm, something Europeans are supposed to get, apparently lost on you though. Have a bit of Gazza:

Crapola on Jul 14, 2010


#6 - what does your comment mean?

beavis on Jul 14, 2010


Manos Hands of Fate for sure! Hopefully someone's got goat legs.

Paul on Jul 14, 2010



MiKe M? on Jul 14, 2010


Looks like it could be ok. I'll rent it when it comes out.

VOLD on Jul 14, 2010


Looks almost poorly made but even it looks like it's already doing better than alot of supposedly scary movies I've seen in the past few years in theaters. Just hope the preview didn't reveal too much. The plot doesn't seem very creative or original but who knows maybe it'll be a surprise.

Nuika on Jul 14, 2010


"We never should have come here." No shit.

Lar on Jul 14, 2010


isnt that the slut from the human centipide lool

PinkSushit on Jul 15, 2010

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