MONSTERZERO NJ’S IRISH HORRORS TO WATCH ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY 2021!

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S IRISH HORRORS TO WATCH ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY 2021!

The annual celebration of all that’s Irish is upon us! As St. Patrick’s Day¬†ūüćĬ†is here, those with horror in our Irish hearts¬†ūüíö¬†can have plenty to watch with¬†their corned beef and carnage! So, here is a list of Irish made…or themed…horror flicks to send shivers down your¬†shillelagh!

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(Click on the titles below to get to our reviews of the films covered here at the Movie Madhouse!)

1. The Hallow

2. From The Dark

3. Wake Wood

4. Grabbers

5. Let Us Prey

6. Isolation

7. Shrooms

8.¬†The Devil’s Doorway

9. Dark Touch

10. The Canal

11. Citadel

12. I Am Not A Serial Killer

13. A Dark Song

14. The Lodgers

15. In Fear

16. The Hole In The Ground

17. Rawhead Rex

18. Into The Dark: Crawlers

19. Halloween III: Season of the Witch

20. Leprechaun

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-MonsterZero NJ

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S IRISH HORRORS TO WATCH ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY!

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S IRISH HORRORS TO WATCH ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY!

The celebrating of all that’s Irish is upon us! As St. Patrick’s Day is here, those with horror in our Irish hearts can have plenty to watch with¬†their corned beef and carnage! So, here is a list of Irish made or themed horror flicks to send shivers down your¬†shillelagh!

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(Click on the titles below to get to our reviews of the titles covered here at the Movie Madhouse!)

1. The Hallow

2. From The Dark

3. Wake Wood

4. Grabbers

5. Let Us Prey

6. Isolation

7. Shrooms

8.¬†The Devil’s Doorway

9. Dark Touch

10. Citadel

11. I Am Not A Serial Killer

12. A Dark Song

13. The Lodgers

14. In Fear

15. The Hole In The Ground

16. Rawhead Rex

17. Into The Dark: Crawlers

18. Leprechaun

 

-MonsterZero NJ

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S 15 IRISH HORRORS TO WATCH ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY!

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S 15 IRISH HORRORS TO WATCH ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY!

The celebrating of all that’s Irish is almost upon us! As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, those with horror in our Irish hearts can have plenty to watch with¬†their corned beef and carnage! Here is a list of Irish horror flicks‚ĶOK, #15 isn’t an Irish made flick, but you know I couldn’t leave that one out‚Ķto send shivers down your¬†shillelagh!

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(Click on the titles below to get to our reviews of the titles covered here at the Movie Madhouse!)

1. The Hallow

2. From The Dark

3. Wake Wood

4. Grabbers

5. Let Us Prey

6. Isolation

7. Shrooms

8.¬†The Devil’s Doorway

9. Dark Touch

10. Citadel

11. I Am Not A Serial Killer

12. A Dark Song

13. The Lodgers

14. In Fear

15. Leprechaun

 

-MonsterZero NJ

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S 15 IRISH HORRORS TO WATCH ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY!

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S 15 IRISH HORRORS TO WATCH ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY!

The celebrating of all that’s Irish is almost upon us! As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, those with horror in our Irish hearts can have plenty to watch with¬†their corned beef and carnage! Here is a list of Irish horror flicks‚ĶOK, #15 isn’t Irish, but you know I couldn’t leave that one out‚Ķto send shivers down your¬†shillelagh!

st patricks clovers

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(Click on the titles below to get to our reviews of the titles covered here at the Movie Madhouse!)

1. The Hallow

2. From The Dark

3. Wake Wood

4. Grabbers

5. Let Us Prey

6. Isolation

7. Shrooms

8. The Canal

9. Dark Touch

10. Citadel

11. I Am Not A Serial Killer

12. A Dark Song

13. The Lodgers

14. In Fear

15. Leprechaun

 

-MonsterZero NJ

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S 12 IRISH HORRORS TO WATCH ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY!

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HAVE A HAPPY HORROR-FILLED ST. PATRICK’S DAY!

During this day¬†of celebrating the Irish, those with horror in our Irish hearts can have plenty to watch with¬†their corned beef and carnage! Here is a list of twelve recent Irish horror flicks‚ĶOK, #12 isn’t Irish or recent, but you know I couldn’t leave that one out‚Ķto send shivers down your¬†shillelagh!

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(Click on the titles below to get to our reviews of the titles covered here at the Movie Madhouse!)

1. The Hallow

2. From The Dark

3. Wake Wood

4. Grabbers

5. Let Us Prey

6. Isolation

7. Shrooms

8. The Canal

9. Dark Touch

10. Citadel

11 I Am Not A Serial Killer

12. Leprechaun

 

-MonsterZero NJ

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HORROR YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED: CITADEL (2012)

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CITADEL (2012)

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Irish horror/thriller tells of young husband and father Tommy (Aneurin Barnard) whose pregnant wife (Amy Shiels) is assaulted by a band of deformed, homeless children and is placed in a coma from the savageness of their attack. His daughter is born healthy, but nine months later, his wife dies. This triggers a sever case of agoraphobia in Tommy which he is going to therapy for. But the vicious gang is still out there and stalking his little girl, Elsa (Harry Saunders). When she is abducted by them, he must get over his fear based condition and team with a hard nosed priest to venture into the vacant building that these fiends call home and get his baby back.

Flick is written and directed by Irish filmmaker Ciaran Foy (Sinister 2) and is a decent horror, though not entirely successful. Allegedly born from a personal incident, the flick presents a tale of a man driven into hiding by his own fears. This is one of the parts of the film that also wasn’t as successful as¬†it needed to be,¬†as Tommy was almost too¬†much¬†of a whimpering sap to really get behind. It’s understandable that he has been traumatized by the attack and murder of his wife, but the character comes off a bit too weak-kneed and his constant whining gets annoying after awhile. You’d think raising a baby daughter alone would give him focus and strength, but it only does when her abduction¬†leaves¬†him no other choice‚Ķby that point, it’s not that convincing that he would finally grow a pair, after sitting through¬†an hour of¬†his whimpering. The other aspect is Foy making his vicious gang of feral kids into¬†some kind of mutants. Why? The explanation¬†is a bit vague and convoluted as they seem to have been affected by eating some kind of mold or growth in their abandoned building and now that are blinded and can only see by sensing fear and by hearing their victims. It seems like an obvious plot device¬†to make sneaking into their liar easier as keeping your cool and being quiet can get you¬†right past them. It would be¬†far scarier if¬†these were¬†actual heartless and cruel but very human kids than giving an excuse for their violent behavior by turning them into monsters out of Neil Marshall’s The Decent. Still, Foy does present some tense and disturbing sequences as these creatures hunt his child and try to take her from him. There are some brutally violent sequences that work very well and some atmospheric scenes¬†in the run-down and abandoned buildings the film is set in. Foy does make good use of his dreary urban Irish locations and has a good visual eye.

Cast are fine.¬†Aneurin Barnard is serviceable¬†as Tommy and it is not his fault that the script made a bit too much of a wuss out of him. He plays the part well, though the transformation from cowering and frightened wimp into hero wasn’t as convincing. The only other leads are James Cosmo as a bullish priest with a extreme dislike for our feral band and a mouth like a truck driver. He had far more cojones than Tommy. Rounding out is Wunmi Mosaku who is a nurse who befriends Tommy and makes the mistake of feeling sympathetic to what she sees as a misunderstood band of kids.

Overall, this was an OK thriller that just didn’t quite hit the mark. There were some disturbing sequences and some effective atmosphere, but the lead was a bit too wimpy for the story’s own good and making it’s young villains into actual monsters seemed like an unnecessary plot device when real humans would have been more chilling. Worth a look but not deserving of some of the praise it’s gotten.

-MonsterZero NJ

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