Wake Wood

March 25th, 2011


Wake Wood

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The parents of a girl who was killed by a savage dog are granted the opportunity to spend three days with their deceased daughter.

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 5.4/10 (2,492 voted)

Director: David Keating

Stars: Aidan Gillen, Eva Birthistle, Timothy Spall

Still grieving the death of nine-year-old Alice - their only child - at the jaws of a crazed dog, vet Patrick and pharmacist Louise relocate to the remote town of Wake Wood where they learn of a pagan ritual that will allow them three more days with Alice. The couple find the idea disturbing and exciting in equal measure, but once they agree terms with Arthur, the village's leader, a far bigger question looms - what will they do when it's time for Alice to go back?

Writers: David Keating, Brendan McCarthy

Aidan Gillen - Patrick
Eva Birthistle - Louise
Timothy Spall - Arthur
Ella Connolly - Alice
Ruth McCabe - Peggy O'Shea
Brian Gleeson - Martin O'Shea (as Briain Gleeson)
Amelia Crowley - Mary Brogan
Dan Gordon - Mick O'Shea
Tommy McArdle - Tommy
John McArdle - Ben
Aoife Meagher - Deirdre
Siobhán O'Brien - Pharmacy Customer
Alice McCrea - Lady Customer
Johnny Fortune - Mechanic
John Hand - Arthur's Helper 1

Taglines: Beware Those You Love the Most


Official Website: Official site |

Release Date: 25 March 2011

Filming Locations: Ireland

User Review

Highly original Irish Horror

Rating: 6/10

I found the story line original, or at least something I haven't seen in the past 10 years, because it's nearly all been done by now. The story moves at a good pace, showing you mysterious things along the way, teasing you a little before revealing what exactly is happening.

I would describe Wake Wood as a mix between the Exorcist and The Wicker Man. While it never reaches the brilliance of the previously mentioned films Wake Wood is a solid film, with good acting, particularly from the ever excellent Aidan Gillen. The cinematography is hardly groundbreaking but suits the mood of the film well.

Any fan of supernatural horror should be satisfied with what Wake Wood has to offer.


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