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Ed Hunter receives a letter from his native country Ireland, that his father has passed away, and asks him to return for the funeral. Hunter has never met his father and is curious about ... See full summary »

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Ed Hunter receives a letter from his native country Ireland, that his father has passed away, and asks him to return for the funeral. Hunter has never met his father and is curious about his family past, and decides to travel to his fathers village in Ireland. But Hunter uncovers a dark family secret, a family curse that has haunted his family for decades.... Written by curtherzstark

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Very flawed......
17 June 2012 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

The idea of using irish folk lore, or folk tales and weaving them into an horror story could be a good approach, if director/screenwriter knows what they are doing. But unfortunately not so in this case.

Director/screenwriter Justin O'Brien seems to have very little knowledge about the horror genre or how to create suspense on the screen. This is a very flawed, bland and sometimes boring ghost story with few redeeming qualities.

Young man in NYC gets a letter about a father(who recently died) he never knew. He goes to Ireland in search of his heritage and stumbles across a family secret that involves the undead.

What should been a dark, suspenseful, supernatural thriller, becomes in Justin O'Briens hands to boring, flawed, badly written ghost story. O'Brien seems not to know how to create a chilling atmosphere and therefore the film never becomes scary enough.

There are some scenes with right amounts of gore, that delivers and also some scenes featuring the ghosts that will surprise the audience but in the end it all falls flat.

I was also hoping that O'Brien would use more of the irish mythology, folk lore into this film but he never does. It is a bit of shame really, since we don't get to see that many horror stories with connection to Ireland.

Even more flawed productions like Leprechaun (1993),Rawhead Rex (1986) is far more entertaining then this film.

Too bad because I had hoped for a new spin on the evil irish banshees myth. Viewers should rather watch Isolation (2005) a flawed but far more entertaining horror from Ireland.

Or watch old, BBC made for TV, horror like The Stone Tape (1972).


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