A young journalist gets obsessed with the disappearances of several tourists in the fictional Polish village of Alvania. Despite her boss’ disapproval, she drags her boyfriend and intern along on an adventure that quickly changes into an unexpected struggle against a mysterious kind of evil.
Despite its’ bad rating, I think that “The Shrine” deserves more credit than granted for. It’s a sincerely original and frightening movie with the right amounts of suspense and gore. The effects were credible and the fact that there were no subtitles during the Polish scenes added to the growing tension in the movie. These people must have felt clueless, living such a creepy adventure and having no idea of what those angry locals were talking about, especially when things turn out for the worst. I don’t want to spoil anything further, but if you like movies about European vacations gone wrong, you’ll enjoy this one. Watch The Shrine and I assure you that you will be scared.