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The parents of a girl who was killed by a savage dog are granted the opportunity to spend three days with their deceased daughter.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ella Connolly ...
Ruth McCabe ...
Peggy O'Shea
Martin O'Shea (as Briain Gleeson)
Amelia Crowley ...
Mary Brogan
Dan Gordon ...
Mick O'Shea
Tommy McArdle ...
John McArdle ...
Aoife Meagher ...
Siobhán O'Brien ...
Pharmacy Customer
Alice McCrea ...
Lady Customer
Johnny Fortune ...
John Hand ...
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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? Written by

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Rated R for bloody violence including disturbing images, and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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25 March 2011 (Ireland)  »

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The selection of Sweden as a shooting location was because of David Keating's love for the Swedish horror film Frostbite (2006). See more »


In the first hour of the movie a silver Irish reg Saab is the family car but in the last 20 minutes a black Northern Irish reg Audi is the family car. See more »


Alice: [as Peggy binds a resurrected Alice with a blessed noose] That... Won't Work On Me!
[un-binds herself and picks up a sharp spike]
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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 24 March 2011 (2011) See more »

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Highly original Irish Horror
13 April 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

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.

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