Starring: James Nesbitt, Kate Dickie, Niall Bruton, Hannah Stanbridge, James Cosmo
SYNOPSIS: (from SCREEN SPIRIT)
Mary (Kate Dickie) and her son Fergal (Niall Bruton) live as nomads, always on the run, from something mysterious. They settle into a less than stellar flat in an apartment complex isolated outside of town. We soon learn that Mary’s cultural lifestyle is something unique as she removes her clothing and paints symbols on the interior walls of the flat using a mixture of blood and herbs. At the same time we meet Liam and his traveling companion named Cathal (James Nesbitt) who is having symbols traditionally tattooed by hand on this back. Cathal hopes to reach the upper ranks of some kind of group and be accepted as he uses ritual and symbols to find and kill Mary and Fergal.
Knowing that they are being tracked, Mary and Fergal continue to stay vigilantly one step ahead of the blood thirsty Cathal and Liam. To complicate things more for Mary, Fergal is a teenage boy with growing needs and desires. Their saucy next door neighbor Petronella (Hanna Stanbridge) has caught his attention, to the disapproval of his mother. Suspiciously some kind of strange creature is terrorizing residents of the surrounding flats on a nightly basis. Rooted in ancient Celtic ritual and magic, we soon learn that Mary and Fergal’s deceased father where from two different fairy tribes and should have never been together – and that it’s Fergal’s uncle (Cathal) that has come to exterminate them.
Thought you guys might want to give this flick a look see as it comes around. Its from Carpys neck of the woods, the U.K. I liked it. Loved the witchy/celtic sorcery and they throw in a fairly cool creature. NOT a rock em sock em flick, but entertaining none the less and better than some of the shite they've been trying to peddle in theaters like THE LAST EXORCIST. BUT, it IS a character driven film not a slasher/monster flick.