Wake Wood
Wake Wood (2009)

Still grieving the death of their only child Alice at the jaws of a crazed dog, vet Patrick and pharmacist Louise relocate to the remote town of Wake Wood where a local pagan ritual gives them three more precious days with her. But, what… More

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Rated: R
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DVD Release Date: July 5, 2011
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Nigel Floyd
Time Out

For all its pre-Christian paganism, demon child imagery, blood and guts, David Keating's rural horror movie is at heart an involving portrait of a young couple struggling to come to terms with the death of a daughter.

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Heather Wixson
Dread Central

Wake Wood is an effectively creepy exploration of some of life's biggest moments (birth and death) and is definitely worth checking out

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)

The film's reasonably effective, but never heightens its impact beyond what's on the page.

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Mark R. Leeper
Mark Leeper's Reviews

The end is a little pat and the story a little too predictable, but much of the film takes a tight hold on the viewer.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...just another tedious straight-to-video horror effort...

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Charlotte O'Sullivan
London Evening Standard

Low expectations are the key to enjoying Wake Wood. You have been warned.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

Wake Wood at least shows that Hammer is ready to be a player again in the field of horror.

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Philip French

The film cleverly brings together WW Jacobs's celebrated short story The Monkey's Paw with The Wicker Man, and it's both touching and scary.

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David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)

Thoroughly unsettling from start to finish, Wake Wood will please horror fans with its muted palette, ominously creepy atmosphere and neat nods to the best of 70s British horror.

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
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Lewis C.
"What goes on in Wake Wood is not for everyone." This surprisingly gory little entry into the "evil kid" genre is a good one. In the Irish… More
Melvin White
Arthur: How long has your daughter been in the ground? "The Dead Should Never Be Woken" Wake Wood is a film that feels like it should be a lot… More
Daniel Mumby
The revival of the Hammer brand is a cause for triumph and tribulation amongst horror fans. Nostalgia notwithstanding, the rebirth of Hammer in and of itself… More
Cynthia S.
Weird movie...
Luke Baldock
Interesting ideas are not enough to make this a truly fantastic horror. It's too concerned with being a horror, than exploring its themes. Bringing loved… More