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Let Us Prey (2014)

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Held in a remote police station, a mysterious stranger takes over the minds and souls of everyone inside.

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Brian O'Malley
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Cast

Cast overview:
Liam Cunningham ... Six
Pollyanna McIntosh ... PC. Rachel Heggie
Bryan Larkin ... PC. Jack Warnock
Hanna Stanbridge ... PC. Jennifer Mundie
Douglas Russell ... Sgt. MacReady
Niall Greig Fulton ... Dr. Duncan Hume
Jonathan Watson ... Ralph Beswick
Brian Vernel ... Caesar Sargison
James McCreadie James McCreadie ... Mulvey
Sophie Stephanie Farmer Sophie Stephanie Farmer ... Young Rachel
Andrew Parker Andrew Parker ... Young Man
Holly Beattie Holly Beattie ... Car Crash Victim
Katie Gilbourne Katie Gilbourne ... Mrs. Hume
Max McCarthy Max McCarthy ... Dr. Hume's Son
Ellen Keaveney Ellen Keaveney ... Dr. Hume's Daughter
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Storyline

Rachel, a rookie cop, is about to begin her first night shift in a neglected police station in a Scottish, backwater town. The kind of place where the tide has gone out and stranded a motley bunch of the aimless, the forgotten, the bitter-and-twisted who all think that, really, they deserve to be somewhere else. They all think they're there by accident and that, with a little luck, life is going to get better. Wrong, on both counts. Six is about to arrive - and All Hell Will Break Loose! Written by Anonymous

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Darkness shall rise.

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Horror | Thriller

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 2015 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Aprisionados See more »

Filming Locations:

Ireland See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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In the room where Rachel was kept as a young girl, there are 5 names scrawled on the wall: Annabelle, Lucy, May, Heather and Rachel. See more »

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Ear plugs can been seen in one of the shotgun segments. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Caesar Sargison: Fuck! Oh fuck, shit!
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References Hawaii Five-O (1968) See more »

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Gather Up the Devils
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Written and Performed by Steve Lynch (feat. Masha)
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I have seen things that would make the angels weep. And, they do weep... A stylish and entertaining film... Rewatchability: Very High Blu-ray: Excellent A:10 V:10
10 September 2015 | by lathe-of-heavenSee all my reviews

Wow, I REALLY liked this film! I could tell Immediately that I liked the feel of it. The first several shots alone are to die for. Seriously, they were stunning and beautiful. I instantly liked the soundtrack, the cinematography, and the tone that the director set for the film. I could tell right away that this was my kind of movie. Even the lighting of the main street was exquisite and reminded me a LOT of the way Bava would light his sets with otherworldly blues and reds, setting the perfect tone for this Good vs. Evil 'Morality' tale. Nicely done...

I have always liked religiously themed Horror films. I really dig the Prophetic or Biblically based stuff (movies like 'THE PROPHECY' or 'THE SEVENTH SIGN', for example) Although this film isn't as overtly religious as those, it is based upon similar themes. What I felt made this movie particularly intriguing was that it didn't treat the Good vs. Evil theme in the usual way that a lot of these types of films do, but it added more dimension and complexity in portraying 'Evil' more from the angle of Retribution or Punishment, which is a little different.

This movie had PRECISELY just the right tone that I really like with Horror films. It was stylized, but with just the right balance to give it an entertaining 'Punch' and yet, not so much (or so stupidly self-conscious) as to overdo it and ruin it, as happens often in many of today's Horror films. I am not familiar with this director, but I REALLY loved his approach to the material. He kept a good, tense edge on the proceedings, but allowed himself nice touches of style here and there. There were a few really effective jump scares too.

Just one thing... And this is just MY personal preference. But, what the HELL is the point of showing extended scenes of people brutally beating on others. Why...? It's mindless with absolutely NO entertainment value. It's not creative or clever in any way. Are we supposed to 'Get Off' on it...? In my lowly and wretched opinion, it's just pure, stupid brutality. BUT... other than FFing through just a few of these pointless and repetitive scenes, I truly found the film overall to be done very well and the acting was quite good. Just for my taste, I felt the violence was a little too much. To me, the story and atmosphere were strong enough not to needlessly rub our faces in the extreme violence so much. I think that so much of it begins to detract from the true strength of the film, which is NOT 'Torture Porn', but a strong, atmospheric Morality tale.

If you like your Horror films with a slight fanciful touch or based on religious themes, or more basically in this case a kind of Good vs. Evil morality tale, and you like a director who adds a REALLY nice artistic tonal style to the story, then I think you might find this clever and well written Horror film quite entertaining...


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