The Ruins

Synopsis: A group of friends whose leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when they, along with a fellow tourist, embark on a remote archaeological dig in the jungle where something evil lives among the ruins.
Genre: Horror
Director(s): Carter Smith
Production: DreamWorks/Paramount Studios
  6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min

Help me! Somebody help!

Somebody, help!

Help me!


Read them and weep.


- All right.

- You ready?

- War.

- War?

We're not playing war.

War's not even a game.

- We are too playing war. Come on.

- It's total chance, Stace.

Winner picks the game, Jeff.

That's your rules.

Thank you, Amy.

Okay. War.

Okay. Who wants

a little Mexican hair of the dog?

Seorita Margarita.

- I'll have some.

- You'll definitely have some.

- Come on, Jeff.

- No, keep that away from me.

Well, that's not what you were saying

last night.

Seriously, Mr. Nude Lifeguard.

What was up with that?

I don't know

what you guys are talking about.

One, two, three, four, I declare war.

You're burning up, honey.

- What do you mean?

- You're all red.

- No, I'm flushed. I'm just hot.

- You're not flushed.

- I finally won.

- Good.

- I knew you would.

- You did?

- Okay.

- I did. Of course I did.

- Shit!

- What?

I lost my earring.

Why don't you look

under the towel there?

Is it under your chair?

- Look under your towel.

- It's not.

- Under your towel.

- Why would it be under our towel?

- I don't know, I think I was...

- Did you come lay under here?

- We're gonna find it, honey.

- It's my favorite earring.

It's probably in the pool.

I found it. It's yours, I think.


- Thank you so much!

- Thank you.

It's not a problem.

Hey, do you want a drink?

Yeah, sure. Thank you.

It's got ice in it.

It's okay.

It's blended.

- That means it has ice, Eric.

- Thank you.

- Where are you from?

- Munich, originally.

Stace, it's just ice.

No, it's not. The water system here

is contaminated with human feces.

Okay? So your drinks are, like, blended

with hepatitis B. Yes. Hepatitis B.

How do you know each other?

They're best friends,

and we're their boyfriends.


How about you?

Are you here by yourself?

No, with my brother,

but he left with some girl, yeah.

Left here? Mexico or...

Oh, no, no. She's an archaeologist.

He went with her to a dig site.

- And what are they digging?

- Like an excavation?

Yeah, it's ruins, I think.

A Mayan temple.

Kind of like the ones

- that nobody here wanted to go to...

- Yes, Jeff.

...the entire time that

we've been here.

Apparently, it's not even

in the guidebooks.

VIP only.

Yeah. See, Jeff,

that's something I would do.

- Oh, yeah?

- Sounds like fun.

Well, if you're interested,

I'm going there tomorrow.

Heinrich was supposed to be

back by now,

but he must be having a good time.

So what do you guys think?

Ancient Mayan temple

off the beaten path?

I don't know,

a little culture before we leave?

I wanna go.

- You will?

- Yeah.

Since I just kicked Jeff's ass in

cards, I got nothing left to do here.



- Wow.

- Say something.


Well, yeah, I mean, as long as I'm back

for make-your-own-taco night, I'm in.


Do we have to wake up early?

Hey, malaka...

You come to beach tonight? To party?

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Okay.

They are supposed to be

coming with me tomorrow,

but maybe it's a big mistake.

They're all fucking crazy in the head.

So, there was this hotel heiress

who dyed her hair blonde.

But the carpet didn't match the drapes.

So she stripped it away.

What is it? What's the joke?

What's so funny? I'm not...

You don't want to know, Mathias.

But the hardwood floor underneath it

was all scuffed up and dirty!

So she buffed it.

But then it was too slippery.

Who's gonna dance with me?

Come on. Come on.

I'm just not feeling this one.

Jeff, buddy, we got two days left.

I wanna see some moves.

It's just like playing the trombone.

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