Directed by David Keating
A grieving couple are given the chance to resurrect their daughter in this Irish horror film starring Aidan Gillen of “Game of Thrones” fame. After Alice’s accidental death, her parents move to a quaint village to make a fresh start. But when a local offers to perform a ceremony that will temporarily bring their daughter back, they can’t resist. But when Alice returns, she isn’t quite herself, of course. One of the best offerings from the new Hammer Films, this supernatural scarefest should please fans of THE WICKER MAN, DON’T LOOK NOW and VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED.
A grieving couple are given an opportunity to resurrect their daughter for three days.
Cast: Timothy Spall, Aiden Gillen, Eva Birthistle
The film goes bad and boring when the girl turns evil. She’s nowhere creepy enough, maybe a lack of SPX, make up or casting, but it becomes laughable. A shame as it’s a cool concept, just falls flat.
Worth a watch - starts great dwindles half way. Disappointing ending.
I feel the third act fell apart. The film before then was ok, felt like a lot of build up with a incoherant ending. SPOILERS Why did the little girl kill random people, such as 'Random Old Man'? She says something along the lines of 'not wanting to go back' but then why not kill relevant people instead of one guy we don't know and two neighbours? Also, other than putting a stick neclace on her, no one seemed to actually be able to fight off a seven year old girl? Just passively allowed her to kill them... Also, what was the girl? A demon? Something other than herself?? No idea. Finally, I liked that the mom dissappeared at the end, but then her returning (and being heavily pregnant) was just stupid and undermined the whole idea of him losing her. Just felt like it was trying to be shocking for the sake of it.
Nice wee film. Great acting!