Wake Wood


Drama / Horror / Thriller


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Aidan Gillen as Patrick
Timothy Spall as Arthur
Eva Birthistle as Louise
Brian Gleeson as Martin O'Shea
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1hr 30 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by delfranklin1969 9 / 10

Fantastic Slab Of Horror From The Newly Invigorated Hammer Franchise

On briefly reading the reviews here, I was a little disappointed at so many negative words for what for me is one of the best horror films I have seen in quite some time. Each to their own I suppose, that's what opinions are there for after all!

Made on a low budget and set in either the north or south of Ireland (hard to decipher which!), 'Wake Wood' is the tale of a recently bereaved couple who relocate to this remote outpost to overcome their grief. As luck would have it - the locals led by a sinister and menacing Timothy Spall just happen to have pagan powers to resurrect the dead for three days. Some people have all the luck!

This is a great wee story with all the trademarks of what made Hammer films so spellbinding in the first place. A remote location, strange locals, an abundance of gloomy weather and of course blood and guts aplenty. The tale twists and weaves, there's a number of interesting plot twists and fantastic performances all round especially from Spall who puts more proof in the pudding he is one of the most versatile British actors around. Debutant Ella Connolly playing the couple's tragic daughter is superb as well.

The script is original something difficult to muster in the horror genre nowadays. There is every chance 'Wake Wood' will end up becoming a cult classic in the same vein as 'The Wicker Man. Here's hoping it does because on first viewing it certainly deserves such an accolade.

Reviewed by amesmonde 6 / 10

The Damp, the Dreary and the Dark.

Following the unnecessary, yet excellent remake 'Let me In' Hammer returns with Wake Wood a supernatural chiller in which a child is brought back from the dead to comfort her parents for three days. But she's not quite the angelic child she was.

Eva Birthistle plays the grieving mother Louise and Twelve Rounds (2009) bad guy Adian Gillen is exceptional as the deceased child's father. Reliable Timothy Spall and the child actress are notable and the supporting cast are solid. 

There's some effective bloody gore, grizzly births, severed spines, dog attacks and killings. Some supernatural elements take place out of shot to avoid the use of CGI, which adds to the believability and saves the budget.

Wake Wood is dark, damp and dreary just as it should be. Nevertheless, it is slightly stifled by a filmed for TV look. That aside, with a small budget director David Keating keeps the blood flowing and the pace going.  It benefits from plausibility and atmosphere with an on location shoot. There's plenty of shadows, eerie music, sharp editing and a grounded screen-play (by Brendan McCarthy) to keep you watching with a grin that Hammer may have a place in this century.

With elements of  Don't Look Now, Case 39, Carrie, The Wicker Man and Pet Cemetery to name a few you could argue it's all be done before and better. However, Wake Wood's great ending debatably leaves you thinking sometimes less is more. 

Reviewed by Terry Roehrig II 7 / 10

This movie is a cross between "Pet Sematary", "The Village of the Damned" and "The Omen".

Patrick (Gillen) and Louise (Birthistle) are a happy couple with a daughter named Alice (Connolly). One morning, on her way to school, she stops by her dad's office (her father is a veterinarian) and is viciously attacked by a dog, killing her. Marriage strained, Patrick and Louise move away -- to a town called Wakewood. It's a nice enough town... Patrick finds work in the veterinary field via Arthur (Spall) and Louise opens her own drugstore in town. You can tell that they are both unhappy, though -- it's the price you pay when you suffer such tragedy, I suppose. Sick of it all, Patrick drives Louise to the station so she can run away on her own, but their car breaks down, so they hoof it to Arthur's house and stumble upon some strange Pagan ritual. All of this happens within the first 5 minutes of screen time and that's where the movie begins...

Seems there is more than meets the eye to Arthur and his cronies. They apparently can bring a loved one back from the dead... but only for three days. Isn't that always the way? When will science discover a more permanent solution to this silly little thing called death? As always with Pagan rituals and weird Irish townsfolk, there are certain rules and stipulations that must be followed to the 't'. Patrick and Louise don't really care too much about rules... they just want to see their daughter again. Who could blame them? I think the townspeople of Wakewood might have something to say about that.

The movie was filmed in Ireland and the town, scenery and cast just add to the overall creepiness. No single performance is better or worse than one another, even the newcomer Ella Connolly as Alice did a nice job. She didn't overdo her part and wasn't very annoying at all, which surprised me.

Sure, the story isn't that original once you get right down to it. Hollywood has had many movies where someone dies and gets resurrected and then complications set in, some more comical than others, sure, but you see what I'm saying. However, Wake Wood does it in such a way that it's not cheesy or over-the-top and it keeps you interested enough that you'll want to find out how it all ends. It's a very satisfying film with a nifty little twist at the end that makes use of foreshadowing, which seems to be a lost art these days. More reviews at www.soveryterry.com Final Grade: B-

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