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The Daisy Chain (2008)

A grieving couple move to a remote Irish village in the wake of their baby daughter's death. They soon take in an orphaned autistic girl, only to become involved in a series of strange occurrences.

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Aisling Walsh
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Samantha Morton ... Martha Conroy
Steven Mackintosh ... Tomas Conroy
Mhairi Anderson Mhairi Anderson ... Daisy Gahan
David Bradley ... Sean Cryan
Eva Birthistle ... Cat
Brendan McCormack ... Shay
Zoe Sheridan Zoe Sheridan ... Eva
Flora Montgomery ... Orla Gannon
Orlaith Macqueen Orlaith Macqueen ... Lucy Gannon (as Orlaith McQueen)
Ron Donachie ... Doctor Ferguson
Valerie O'Connor Valerie O'Connor ... Jenny Gahan
Patrick Moy Patrick Moy ... Jim Gahan
Barry Barnes Barry Barnes ... Sergeant Reilly
Maire Hastings Maire Hastings ... Trish Carter
Gary Murphy Gary Murphy ... Matt Brennan
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Martha, an emotionally fragile mother, who moves to a remote Irish village with her husband Tomas following the tragic death of their baby daughter. Whilst there, the couple decide to take in a disturbed and orphaned autistic girl called Daisy. Uncommunicative and greatly scarred by the violent death of her parents, Daisy gradually warms to her new surroundings. But, as a series of strange occurrences begin to be linked to the little girl, Martha and Tomas begin to hear rumors from the locals that Daisy might be something far more malevolent than she seems. Written by Marisa_Gabriella

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She just wants to play.

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for some language and disturbing content, | See all certifications »

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Country:

Ireland | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 2010 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

A Corrente do Mal See more »

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Color
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Quotes

Sean Cryan: Away with you!
Daisy Gahan: [copying him] Away with you... Away with you... AWAY WITH YOU
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Decently done
30 April 2010 | by doctorgonzo23See all my reviews

The Daisy Chain is a pretty decent "spooky kid" thriller that kept me watching and interested throughout. It focuses on the experience of a couple (the wife is pregnant) who move to rural Ireland (or is it Wales? ) to escape the big city and the traumatic miscarriage of their first child. They eventually adopt a young girl named Daisy after her baby brother and parents die under mysterious circumstances.

It was well acted and well scripted as well. I found the atmosphere of the setting to be creepy and dismal enough to add to the general feeling of doom and gloom. I've got a soft spot for movies about dark children, and this one did not disappoint.

As other reviewers have mentioned, it's not filled with cheap scares or gore. I think that "creepy" is probably the word most often used in comments on this page, so I'll stick with it. My one complaint is that I found the ending to be less than satisfying, but I suppose that is fairly minor overall.


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