Five fine recent Irish horror films
DEAD MEAT( 2004) Con or McMahon, long an Irish horror specialist, made his debut with this jaunty zombie film. Apparently the set wash aunted. ISOLATION( 2005) Billy O’ Brien’ s excellent rural bi o-horror is notable for featuring Essie Davis who went onto star in The Babadook and Ruth Neg ga (right) who became Ruth Neg ga. WAKE WOOD( 2011) The legendary Hammer Films helped produce David K eating’ s splendid addition to the folk-horror genre. Aid an Gill en and Eva Birthistle are perfect as the terrified interlopers. GRABBERS( 2012) From a cracking script by Kevin Le ha ne, Grabbers imagines sea creatures attacking a boozy Irish town. Very funny. Verygood-natured. CITADEL( 2012) Ciaran Foy’ ssu per urban nightmare imagines a looming apartment complex haunted by possessed layabouts. Part of a micro-genre known a shoo die horror.