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The Ruins is a gory suspense thriller that takes place in the Yucatan Region of Mexico. The story begins with a group of college students celebrating spring break in Mexico. They decide to go explore Mayan ruins in the area. Thinking Chitzen Itza is more of a tourist trap, they venture into more remote territory inland from the coast. The group encounters local Mayans that are very fearful of something in the area. When the group asks for directions to the ruins of a particular temple, many of the locals begin to panic. One Mayan, seeing an opportunity for some quick cash, takes them to that particular site of ruins.

When they arrive at the site the temple is covered in vegetation, yet many Mayans would not go near the temple. Many rumors of a cursed jungle flower had been passed down in Mayan lore. When the college students begin to venture closer to the temple in the clearing, many of the Mayans begin to back away. In their minds this place was cursed by the Mayan gods centuries ago. Unknown to the students when they decide to leave, the Mayans prevent them from leaving. One girl in the group begins to get very angry and throws a flowering plant in the Mayans' direction. Immediately the locals begin to back away from the discarded plant.

As time progresses the students begin to discover why this place is avoided by the locals. Terror soon ensues as they try to stay alive while fighting the Cursed Blood Flower. In local legend this flower actively seeks out human blood to feed on unsuspecting victims. Also it can mimic sound to confuse the unsuspecting prey before feeding on blood with vines that penetrate into the bodies of the victims. Only one girl escapes to flee back to Cancun with a harrowing story to tell.

The Ruins is an Horror movie that was released in 2008 and has a run time of 1 hr 30 min. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9 and a MetaScore of 44.

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| 2008 | 1 hr 30 min | 5.9/10 | 44/100
Jonathan Tucker, Jena Malone, Laura Ramsey, Shawn Ashmore
Carter Smith
Produced By
Stuart Cornfeld, Jeremy Kramer, Chris Bender

Also starring Jonathan Tucker