Starring Aidan Gillen, Eva Birthistle and Timothy Spall
Directed by David Keating
Written by David Keating and Brendan McCarthy
It would be tragic to dismiss the Irish film Wake Wood as Pet Sematary meets The Wicker Man, but the comparisons are obvious. Young parents Patrick and Louise (Gillen and Birthistle), mourning the death of their daughter Alice (Ella Connolly), move to the small town of Wake Wood where the residents have a secret: a pagan ritual gives them the power to resurrect their dead loved ones for three days. Patrick and Louise avail themselves of the chance to see their daughter again, but it soon becomes apparent that Lucy hasn’t come back right.