Well after being disappointed that Hammer’s latest film was only on at a selected number of cinemas and only available ‘on demand’ when released on Friday 25th March 2011, I finally got my DVD from Asda today for a whopping £10.97.
Was it worth it?
No, I don’t think it was considering you could buy Let Me In on Blu-Ray for the same price.
I was annoyed that they chose to release it on-demand as there was some catch with each of the providers if you weren’t an original subscriber.
Now call me a saddo, but I viewed the opening credits waiting to see the wonderful Hammer logo and it wasn’t there and it didn’t appear on the final credits.
Anyway I digress as you’re more than likely wanting to read my review…
Wake Wood had an interesting plot with a couple grieving the loss of their daughter Alice who was mauled to death by a dog. They move to Wake Wood and discover the opportunity to bring Alice back from the dead for three days only. Of course things take a turn for the worse.
I enjoyed the scene where a farmer got crushed to death by the back end of a bull, but then I was extremely disappointed when it showed the bull trampling over the farmers body that resembled a crude Guy Fawkes effigy that a gang of kids had made for bonfire night.
From then on in, the film just played its course. No scares and no twists in plot, which is unfortunate as the scenery, setting and actors had everything to make this movie a Hammer classic.
This film was certainly not worth the money I spent on it, but I would recommend that you watch it and make up your own mind about it. Personally, I’m glad I watched it, but it’s not a film that I would watch again.
If you want to see a good modern Hammer horror, then stick with The Resident and Let Me In, reviewed here.