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Wakewood (2011)

wakewood

ww_01Running Time: 90 mins

Director
David Keating

Writers
Brendan McCarthy
David Keating

Producers
Brendan McCarthy 
John McDonnell 
Magnus Paulsson

Cast
Eva Birthistle
Aidan Gillen
Timothy Spall
Ella Connolly

International Sales Agent
Exclusive Media Distribution

UK/Ireland Distributor
Vertigo Films

US Distributor:
Dark Sky Films

 

http://www.wakewoodmovie.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wake-Wood/178499208831731?ref=ts

 

Synopsis

Still grieving the death of their only child Alice at the jaws of a crazed dog, vet Patrick and pharmacist Louise relocate to the remote town of Wake Wood where a local pagan ritual gives them three more precious days with her... but what will they do when it's time for their new daughter to go back?

 

Festivals and Awards

Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, 2011- - Nominated Silver Melies Award; Dublin International Film Festival, 2010; Espoo Cine Festival, Finland, 2011; Festival L'Estrange, Paris, 2011; Glasgow Film Festival, 2011; Horror and Fantasy Film Festival, Spain, 2011; Imagine 27th Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival, 2011; Lund Film Festival, 2010; Mayhem Horror Film Festival, 2011; Neuchatel IFFF, 2011- Winner Youth Jury Prize; New York Irish Film Festival, 2011; Off Plus Camera, Krakow, 2011; The Vault Film Festival, 2012.

 

Trailer

 

Reviews

 

The Guardian -- Peter Bradshaw

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2011/mar/24/wake-wood-review

4 star review: "A classy, darkly menacing horror film"

 

The Daily Mirror -- David Edwards

http://www.mirror.co.uk/celebs/columnists/david-edwards/2011/03/25/wake-wood-review-115875-23014456/

5 star review: "Supremely creepy. The best British horror in years."

 

The Observer -- Philip French

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2011/mar/27/wake-wood-review

"An atmospheric horror film... both touching and scary"

 

BBC -- Mark Kermode

"I liked it very much. Check it out"

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/markkermode/2011/03/hammer_has_risen_from_the_grav.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCIMQpa05ys&feature=channel_video_title

 

News of the World -- Robbie Collin

http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/notw/public/home/

5 star review: "Spellbindingly creepy and deliciously grotesque... an instant folk horror classic"

 

The Daily Record

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/life/reviews/film-reviews/2011/03/25/wake-wood-18-86908-23014558/

5 star review: "Creepy from start to finish"

 

Total Film

http://www.totalfilm.com/reviews/cinema/wake-wood

4 star review: "The biggest surprise is not that it’s hair-raising, but that it’s heart-rending too"

 

The Yorkshire Post

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/lifestyle/the-arts/cinema/review_wake_wood_18_1_3219213

4 star review

 

Daily Star, Sunday -- Andy Lea

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/film/view/182651/Wake-Wood/Wake-WoodWake-Wood

4 star review: "Rather moving as well as deliciously creepy"

 

Screen Daily

http://www.screendaily.com/reviews/latest-reviews/wake-wood/5025051.article

 

Variety

http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117944895/