The best contemporary Irish horror
It’s taken a while, but there’s now a fair bit of Irish horror about.
For arch-monster action, check out Jon Wright’s Grabbers, in which sea beasts attack the pub. David Keating’s Wake Wood experimented successfully in the fecund world of rural folk horror. The upcoming Let Us Prey, a triumph of tension and punning, brings us to the most horrible town this side of Royston Vasey.
Billy O’Brien’s Isolation, now an implausible 10 years old, investigated genetic mutation and offered an early role to The Babadook’s Essie Davis. There were more killer cows in Conor McMahon’s Dead Meat. But the best recent Irish horror is probably Ciaran Foy’s hugely original The Citadel, a tale of possession in a decayed Glasgow.
All this presumes you’re not allowing The Leprechaun films into the pack. If that is the case, the nall bets are off.