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25 March 2011

WAKE WOOD news and reviews round-up

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Hammer’s latest film Wake Wood receives a limited theatrical release today (Friday 25th March, 2011) across the UK and Ireland. Confirmed screenings at:

Ritz Cookstown

Eclipse Cinemas Bundoran, Co Donegal

Century Cinema, Letterkenny 

Prince Charles Cinema, London 

City Screen will feature Wake Wood in their Picturehouse Culture Shock strand which will be one-off screenings at ten sites.

Wake Wood will be available to Sky television viewers via Sky Box Office (Channel 716 and 717) from 6am on Friday 25th. The film will also be available on FilmFlex, Virgin Media, 4OD, LoveFilm, BT Vision, iTunes, Blinkbox and PlayStation.

Momentum Pictures will release Wake Wood on DVD in the UK and Ireland on Monday 28th March, RRP £12.99. Extras include deleted scenes, cast and crew interviews, and original trailers.


The film has been receiving favourable reviews from critics across the country. A selection of quotes and links is below:

"Proper, old school chills... Supremely creepy... The best British horror in years." 5 STARS
David Edwards, Daily Mirror

“Spellbindingly eerie and deliciously grotesque… an instant folk horror classic…” 5 STARS 
Robbie Collin, News of the World

“Hair-raising” 4 STARS
Matt Glasby, Total Film

"A truly unsettling nightmare...British horror at its most terrifying" 4 STARS
Billy Chainsaw, Bizarre

Peter Bradshaw's 4-STAR The Guardian review is here.

Website Heyuguys! have an exclusive video featurette here

My Movies have an exclusive clip here.

We have an exclusive clip here.

Orange have an exclusive clip here.

And Empire have another here.

Meanwhile the current issue of Film Ireland (Spring 2011) features an exclusive interview with Aidan Gillen, and the magazine and website include an on set report including behind-the-scenes photos here.

Simon Oakes and director David Keating appeared on BBC Breakfast on BBC1 on 24 March to promote the film (video here; cue to 11.10).


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