Wake WoodMarch 25, 2011
The parents of a girl who was killed by a savage dog are granted the opportunity to spend three days with their deceased daughter.
Release Year: 2011
Rating: 5.4/10 (2,492 voted)
Stars: Aidan Gillen, Eva Birthistle, Timothy Spall
Still grieving the death of nine-year-old Alice – their only child – at the jaws of a crazed dog, vet Patrick and pharmacist Louise relocate to the remote town of Wake Wood where they learn of a pagan ritual that will allow them three more days with Alice. The couple find the idea disturbing and exciting in equal measure, but once they agree terms with Arthur, the village's leader, a far bigger question looms – what will they do when it's time for Alice to go back?
Writers: David Keating, Brendan McCarthy
(as Briain Gleeson)
Arthur's Helper 1
Beware Those You Love the Most
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Release Date: 25 March 2011
Filming Locations: Ireland
Highly original Irish Horror
I found the story line original, or at least something I haven't seen
in the past 10 years, because it's nearly all been done by now. The
story moves at a good pace, showing you mysterious things along the
way, teasing you a little before revealing what exactly is happening.
I would describe Wake Wood as a mix between the Exorcist and The Wicker
Man. While it never reaches the brilliance of the previously mentioned
films Wake Wood is a solid film, with good acting, particularly from
the ever excellent Aidan Gillen. The cinematography is hardly
groundbreaking but suits the mood of the film well.
Any fan of supernatural horror should be satisfied with what Wake Wood
has to offer.