Just came back from a show, and I was really pumped by this film. It's not a home run, but I'd say it's a solid RBI double. I don't want to say too much - like most horror films, the less you know going in,the better. It is essentially a survival horror film, in the vein of Night of the Living Dead, The Thing, or Cabin Fever - A group of people get trapped, shit happens, some die, and the rest try to find some way to survive long enough for help to arrive. And I won't say that this is a terribly scary film. I hate that. As a horror vet, it takes quite a bit to scare me, and whenever someone throws "scariest movie since X" it puts my guard up. It's like I'm daring the film to scare me, rather than enjoying the ride. So I won't make that promise because I don't think it's the scariest thing ever, but I can say that it does have some solidly creepy moments, and some "fun" deaths (though nothing in the F13 vein). Really the best reason to see it is that it is actually a good film (not great - it's not The Thing or The Exorcist). The acting is decent, the directing solid, and the writing is tight; characters are believable, and no one does anything remotely horror-movie stupid - that is, there is no scene of them being told "those are the mysterious cursed ruins! No one ever goes there!" and then running off to see what the fuss is. When characters put themselves in danger, it makes perfect sense. I like is that, while playing with perfectly familiar horror conventions (including the old "boo!" harmless animal scare), it still pulls out some surprises. You can probably figure out which of the six hapless tourists die first, but may be surprised by what happens after that. If being good isn't enough to get you to go, consider that it is not more torture porn (like Saw, Hostel, and the god-awful Touristas), and it is not yet another in a long string of needless remakes. If you like good horror, and want to see more of it, supporting The Ruins would be a nice way to send Hollywood the message.