“The ancient ways”: what happened at the end and what does it mean

BEWARE, SPOILER ALERT. “The old ways” (“The Old Ways in its original language) is a horror film directed by Christopher Alender and starring Brigitte Kali Canales, who plays Cristina López, a Mexican-American reporter who returns to her hometown near Veracruz to tell a story about the local tribes and their ancient customs.

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After visiting the caves of La Boca, which according to local belief are infested with demonic spirits, Cristina finds herself confined in the house of a witch and her son, who believe it is home to a demon and perform a series of rituals to make them manifest. .

At first, the reporter does not believe in the rituals that are practiced on her, but when she begins to see strange things, she remembers that something similar happened to her mother and begins to show respect for the traditions of the town to which she once belonged.

The witch Luz saw the demon that was in Cristina (Photo: Soapbox Films)

WHAT HAPPENED AT THE END OF “THE OLD WAYS”?

During her confinement, Cristina receives a visit from her sister Miranda, who grew up in the town. The latter helps the protagonist of “”To connect with his past and accept that he went to the caves to die.

When her escape attempt fails, the reporter agrees to undergo a more powerful and dangerous ritual to get rid of the demon. The witch Luz invokes Postehki by nailing a triangular structure made of sticks to the ground and although she manages to expel him, she cannot survive the confrontation.

After Luz’s funeral and her son’s farewell, everything seems to improve for the sisters, however, some marks on Miranda’s arm reveal that “the god of death of broken things” has not been destroyed and now lives in Cristina’s sister’s body.

The reporter lost an eye during her ritual, allowing her to see demons. So he prepares to perform the same ritual that Luz practiced on him. Despite certain inconveniences, Cristina comes face to face with Postehki, takes out his heart and destroys him.

Cristina and her sister manage to defeat the demon Postehki (Photo: Soapbox Films)
Cristina and her sister manage to defeat the demon Postehki (Photo: Soapbox Films)

WHAT DOES THE END OF “THE ANCIENT WAYS” MEAN?

“Ends with the villagers catching another American loitering in the caves of La Boca, it is Cristina’s boss, Carson (AJ Bowen), who went to look for her when she did not return.

But this time it will not be Luz who will face the devil but Cristina, who apparently became the new witch in town. “We are not good at this, but we will improve,” promises the reporter. Does it mean there will be a sequel to this horror movie?

Cristina and Miranda seem willing to continue the legacy of Luz and her son (Photo: Soapbox Films)
Cristina and Miranda seem willing to continue the legacy of Luz and her son (Photo: Soapbox Films)