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  • 2009
  • UK/Ireland
  • 18
  • Directed by: Colm McCarthy
  • Written by: Colm McCarthy, Tom McCarthy
  • Cast: James Nesbitt, Kate Dickie, James Cosmo, Niall Bruton, Hannah Stanbridge, Karen Gillan

The soul and savagery of An American Werewolf in London; blacker magic than The Blair Witch Project; and a higher red cell count than Twilight. Oh, and all set in Edinburgh? Already a hit at the supercool US festival South by Southwest, this dynamic feature debut rips up the rulebook for UK horror with its intelligence, ambition and sheer flair for the uncanny.

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30 Nov 20102 stars

Dreadful script and cack-handed direction renders film unintelligible despite strong cast

This Scottish/Irish co-production shot in Edinburgh and Galway boasts an intriguing premise and a great cast, but its grim supernatural subject matter comes across as, at best, tedious, at worst, laughable. That’s a real shame given there’s plenty of…

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