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Five fine re­cent Ir­ish horror films

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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.

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