Hell is waiting for you…BEYOND THE WOODS
Irish scare fare is unsung but it’s treated us to some rare gems in its time. Rawhead Rex remains the pinnacle of terror set against the nation’s scenic backdrop, but films like The Hallow (2015), Shrooms (2008), Grabbers (2012), Stitches (2012) and High Spirits (1988) should be seen at least once by all genre fans.
Hopefully, Beyond the Woods, a brand new chiller from newcomer Seán Breathnach will be the latest nightmare-inducing trip to come out of the land of leprechauns, Celtic demons and the scariest creature of them all – BONO. The reviews have been very warm thus far, and the trailer looks quite intriguing and bizarre. Check it out below.
Shot on location in Ireland, Beyond the Woods echoes the creepy supernatural horror of recent Irish genre hits The Hallow and The Canal, with its eerie and grisly tale of an unknown evil.
Seven friends meet up in the Irish countryside for a secluded weekend getaway but unfortunately for them, a fiery sinkhole has opened up in the mountains nearby. It’s burning hot, spewing out sulphur and casting a hellish stench over the local area. Determined to make the most of the weekend, the group decide not to let the noxious atmosphere get to them…but it’s getting worse. Soon the troubling hallucinations begin as an ancient evil starts to take hold. What malevolent force has crawled from the sinkhole and will any of them survive the weekend?
Following a successful run on the festival circuit where it picked up the Best Feature Film Award at the World International Film Festival Montreal in 2017, Seán Breathnach’s spine-chilling low budget nightmare finally makes its way to UK and North American DVD and VOD courtesy of Left Films.