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Wake Wood (2009)

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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Patrick
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Louise
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Arthur
Ella Connolly ...
Alice
Ruth McCabe ...
Peggy O'Shea
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Martin O'Shea (as Briain Gleeson)
Amelia Crowley ...
Mary Brogan
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Mick O'Shea
Tommy McArdle ...
Tommy
John McArdle ...
Ben
Aoife Meagher ...
Deirdre
Siobhán O'Brien ...
Pharmacy Customer
Alice McCrea ...
Lady Customer
Johnny Fortune ...
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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 Bloody-Disgusting.com

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

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Feature film debut of Ella Connolly and Aoife Meagher. See more »

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Towards the end of the movie a cameraman is visible in the mirror of the pharmacy. See more »

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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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