• 2014
  • UK
  • 1h 30min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Adam Wimpenny
  • Written by: J.S. Hill
  • Cast: Ed Stoppard, Sophia Myles, Russell Tovey
  • UK release: 1 August 2014

College professor Ben (Stoppard) moves his family to an isolated house, and is tormented by visions of blood and death. Conventional Old Dark House thriller, spoiled by reliance on clichés (dank cellars, flickering lights) and an uninteresting central character.

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28 Jul 20142 stars

An unsurprising 'old dark house' horror starring Ed Stoppard, Sophia Myles and Paul Kaye

In the manner of so many supernatural tales, Blackwood begins with its protagonist, Ben Marshall (Ed Stoppard), relocating to a remote country pile looking for a fresh start. Following a nervous breakdown, Ben moves to the isolated Blackwood estate…

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