Wake Wood (2009)

2009 | IrelandDavid Keating

David Keating's poorly crafted Wake Wood is an ineffective Irish horror film, featuring an ill-fitting score, poor editing, unconvincing dialogue, and strangely lacklustre performances from a surprisingly well assembled cast, which includes Aidan Gillen, Eva Birthistle, and Timothy Spall.


"Still grieving the death of their only child, Alice, a young couple relocate to the remote town of Wake Wood where they stumble on a group of villagers practising Pagan rituals. They soon learn that this ritual has the power to bring back the dead, and would allow them three days with their beloved daughter. They agree terms with the village leader (Timothy Spall) but then far bigger questions loom... what will they do when it's time for Alice to go back? Will she go back peacefully? Or are there more sinister forces at work?" Momentum Pictures