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Scream of the Banshee (2011)

An archeology professor unearths a dangerous artifact, unwittingly releasing a creature that is able to kill with the power of its bone-splitting scream.

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In 1188 A.D., in Limerick, Ireland, Templar Knights chase a creature through the woods and trap her head in a box. In the present day Professor Isla Whelan and her two assistants are researching and labeling historical artifacts in the basement of the university where she works and they find an Irish glove and map with the name Duncan. Isla's estranged daughter Shayla Whelan finds a hidden space behind a wall with a box with the severed head, but they believe that it belongs to deformed person or an animal. Out of the blue, the head screams and they all bleed through the ears. They learn soon that the head is from a Banshee and in accordance with the mythology they are doomed to die. Their only hope is to find the lunatic and discredited Professor Broderick Duncan, whose expertise is in the feminine spirit in Irish mythology. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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I heard the scream and liked it
20 October 2011 | by (Midian) – See all my reviews

When I saw the name Steven C. Miller as director I thought of his sublime flick Automaton Transfusion. But when the flick started I saw SyFy present. I was scared. Face it, most of SyFy productions are total crap. Done with cheap and bad CGI. But I gave it a try because it's in the After Dark series.

What a way to start if you don't put the name Lance Henriksen on front of your DVD cover. He's in it a few times and at the end an important part but they didn't choose to make a use of his name. The other actors aren't that famous although they did appear in other horrors or even blockbusters.

The flick itself wasn't that bad after all. I had seen the trailer and was convinced of the banshee. Luckily this time they opted to use real effects and some CGI instead of a lot of CGI. Here and there a few editing faults, you know, one shot some looks that way, next shot he looks a bit differently. Classic mistakes but one I noticed being in the television world itself. There are a few things that look weird like when your ear starts bleeding due the scream of the banshee that you aren't deaf after wards.

The story itself was simple but it did work out fine. The blood do runs now and then, but it's never gory or extreme on any parts. It's a horror as seen so many times but for me it worked. I don't know if it's After Dark that is asking not to do nudity but in all the After Dark flicks seen so far there's no nudity even as for example the banshee seduces one of the guys with just a red rope, you can see her naked body but not the stuff guys want to see. I heard the scream and I liked it.

Gore 2/5 Nudity 0/5 Story 3/5 Effects 3/5 Comedy 0/5


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