A Dark Song

A Dark Song ★★★★

I can only presume there are complex funding reasons as to why this is set in Wales and not Ireland, since it's clearly shot and produced here, and has an Irish writer/director. That's my only serious complaint about what's otherwise a thoroughly engrossing occult drama that does so much more with just two people in a big old house than you might expect. Steve Oram is particularly good as the gruff gnostic who's seen some shit, man; his palpable frustration with his client Catherine Walker and her economy with the truth makes all the difference to a story that's purely lurid EC Comics pulp on paper.

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