Release Date: 8 May 18 | 93 minutes Director: Ivan Kavanagh
The spectre of J- horror looms large over this Irish horror ( screening mainly in the Republic) about a cuckolded husband who, after his wife’s found drowned in the nearby canal, discovers their house has a bloody history.
Like Ring, it features supernatural entities manifesting via a visual medium and a female wraith with unnaturally jerky movements. At times the homage borders on outright theft, but these sequences certainly inspire shivers. Artistic images of pylons and swaying reeds add ominous atmosphere, and Steve Oram amuses as a coarse copper.
What sinks it are the hoary storytelling devices ( conveniently-placed expositionary photos, for example) and its predictability – the “big twist” is about as hard to guess as a This Morning phone- in quiz. Ian Berriman