Film, Horror

Time Out says

This £500k first feature has been called the Welsh Wicker Man. Writer/director Richards readily acknowledges his debt to the 1973 horror classic - partly out of fanboy respect, partly, one suspects, to defuse accusations of plagiarism. In his least action-oriented role to date, Fairbrass plays Frazer Truick, a Welsh-born, London-raised journo whose investigations into the death of a young steelworker suggest links between the industrial 'accident', fervent nationalist politician David Keller (Finch), and an uppity group of Celtic neo-pagans. Truick's nose for a story and lust for the dead youth's beautiful sister, cub reporter Rachel (King), soon have him knee-deep in desecrated churches, slaughtered pigs, crazy priests and a revivalist political conspiracy. The confident direction and Zoran Djordevic's atmospheric visuals are complemented by a score that effectively blends Test Department's percussive industrial noise with gentler Welsh folk songs.


Release details

91 mins

Cast and crew

Julian Richards
Julian Richards
Craig Fairbrass
Rowena King
Jon Finch
David Duffy
Roger Nott
Richard Lynch
Nicola Branson