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Let Us Prey (2014)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | 12 June 2015 (Ireland)
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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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UK | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 2015 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Aprisionados See more »

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Ireland See more »

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Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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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Connections

References Hawaii Five-O (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Gather Up the Devils
(uncredited)
Written and Performed by Steve Lynch (feat. Masha)
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The number of the beast?
4 December 2015 | by SpikeopathSee all my reviews

An apparent victim of a hit and run, a mysterious stranger is held at a remote police station and starts to take over the emotional state of staff and inmates alike.

It's not a new premise, something which is being held against Brian O'Malley's film like it's a crime, but the execution, the technical guile, and atmospheric touches brought to the piece, mark this out as a horror film of some merit. Boosted by having the great Liam Cunningham in the lead role, it's a film that shocks and awes with each passing chapter. It revels in the bloody aspects that unfold, positioning the vile nature that some human's are prone to right at the forefront, and with bloody impact.

Piers McGrail's cinematography is superb, the bold and beautiful shine of the blues and golden browns mingle disconcertingly with the down and dirty feel of the police cells, the latter of which appropriately marry up with the characters on show. Steve Lynch's score is a treat, a real nerve bothering piece of work, gnawing away at the senses in the same way that Cunningham's character tugs away at the emotional conditions of his prey. It's a film of many pleasures for the so inclined, it does get away from itself a little at the end, asking a little too much of the viewer, but it doesn't kill the pic and this is very much a horror necklace worth wearing on a night out. 7/10


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