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Wake Wood (2009)

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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.

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David Keating

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Brendan McCarthy (story), Brendan McCarthy (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aidan Gillen ... Patrick
Eva Birthistle ... Louise
Timothy Spall ... Arthur
Ella Connolly Ella Connolly ... Alice
Ruth McCabe ... Peggy O'Shea
Brian Gleeson ... Martin O'Shea (as Briain Gleeson)
Amelia Crowley Amelia Crowley ... Mary Brogan
Dan Gordon Dan Gordon ... Mick O'Shea
Tommy McArdle Tommy McArdle ... Tommy
John McArdle John McArdle ... Ben
Aoife Meagher Aoife Meagher ... Deirdre
Siobhán O'Brien Siobhán O'Brien ... Pharmacy Customer
Alice McCrea Alice McCrea ... Lady Customer
Johnny Fortune Johnny Fortune ... Mechanic
John Hand John Hand ... Arthur's Helper 1
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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? Written by Bloody-Disgusting.com

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The Dead Should Never Be Woken See more »

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for bloody violence including disturbing images, and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

Ireland | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 2011 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Suma Budjenja See more »

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$10,342
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Dolby Digital

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Trivia

Feature film debut of Ella Connolly and Aoife Meagher. See more »

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Actor Brian Gleeson's name is misspelled in the credits as "Briain Gleeson". See more »

Quotes

Alice: [as Peggy binds a resurrected Alice with a blessed noose] That... Won't Work On Me!
[un-binds herself and picks up a sharp spike]
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References Pet Sematary (1989) See more »

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What Happens in Wake Wood is not for Everyone
25 May 2012 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

After the death of their beloved daughter Alice (Ella Connolly) by a savage dog, the veterinary Patrick (Aidan Gillen) and the pharmacist Louise (Eva Birthistle) move to Wake Wood, a small town in the countryside. Patrick befriends the local leader Arthur (Timothy Spall) and the couple grieves the death of Alice.

Sooner Louise witnesses part of a bloody ritual in the woods and they learn that the villagers practice a pagan ritual to bring back to life the beloved deceased one for three days for a better farewell within the first month of the casualty and within the village limits. Patrick and Louise accept the conditions and lie to Arthur about the date that Alice died. They succeed in resuscitating Alice but something goes deadly wrong.

"Wake Wood" is an interesting film that has a storyline very similar to "Pet Sematary" with desperate parents using a weird ritual to revive their beloved nine year-old daughter. The dramatic and creepy story is supported by good performances and worth watching this Hammer film. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Despertar dos Mortos" ("Awake of the Dead")


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