Wake Wood (sometimes marketed as The Wake Wood) is a 2009 supernatural horror film directed by David Keating and starring Timothy Spall, Eva Birthistle, Ella Connolly and Aidan Gillen. An international co-production between Ireland and the United Kingdom by Hammer Film Productions, the film is set in Northern Ireland.
Little Alice Daley is mauled to death by a German Shepherd dog in the yard of her father Patrick's veterinary practice. After her death, Patrick and his wife Louise, a pharmacist, move to a rural village called Wakewood, where they struggle to cope with the loss of their only child (Louise cannot have any more children). The couple's car mysteriously breaks down one evening in the middle of nowhere and they go to the nearby house of Patrick's veterinary colleague, Arthur, to seek help. There Louise witnesses Arthur leading a strange and bloody pagan ritual but refuses to say anything to Patrick. It becomes apparent that something strange is happening in town and that Arthur knows that Louise saw the ritual.
|author||Brendan McCarthy David Keating|
|keywords||german shepherd horrified kill little girl middle of nowhere only child pagan townland|
|producer||Brendan McCarthy John McDonnell Magnus Paulsson|
|publisher||Fantastic Films Hammer Film Productions Spitfire Pictures Vertigo Films|