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New Trailer From Hammer - Wake Wood
By James W, Monday 7th February 2011

Wake Wood DVD CoverDirected by David from a script by producer Brendan, Wake Wood stars BAFTA nominated actors Aidan Gillen, Eva Birthistle and Timothy Spall in a contemporary story of the occult. Already causing a stir Wake Wood is a new addition to Hammer's hallowed canon of classic horror films.

In an attempt to cope with the grief and despair of losing their only child Alice (Ella Connolly), mauled to death by a savage dog, veterinarian Patrick Daly (Gillen) and his pharmacist wife Louise (Birthistle) move from the city to the remote Irish village of Wake Wood. With Patrick taking over the local vet's practice and Louise working in the village chemist store, the couple soon become friends with many of the local landowners, farmers and their families.

Their acceptance as members of this small but close community leads them to the discovery of an ancient pagan ritual practised by the people of Wake Wood in order to help ease the sudden loss of a loved one. This tradition, secretly preserved for many centuries, enables the grief-stricken to bring a deceased person back from the dead for a period of three days within one year of their passing, allowing them to say a final farewell to the departed before they make their final journey to the spirit world. For Patrick and Louise, this represents a miraculous opportunity to see Alice one more time and their request for the villagers’ help in realising their wish is reluctantly granted. But the ritual is bound by strict rules and conditions, which, if broken, demand a terrible price be paid.

Vertigo Films will be releasing Wake Wood (cert. 18) at UK cinemas on 25th March and the DVD release will follow on 28th March courtesy of Momentum Pictures. Special Features include: interview with cast and crew, deleted scenes, trailer, teaser trailer.


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