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There’s A New Irish Horror Film Coming Out With ‘Derry Girls’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ Stars


There’s A New Irish Horror Film Coming Out With ‘Derry Girls’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ Stars

Tell the edge of your seat to prepare itself - there's a new Irish horror film coming out next year that looks positively terrifying.

Warner Bros. have just released the trailer for Unwelcome, a chilling new horror film based on tales of Irish folklore.

The film, which is set to hit cinemas on 4 February, 2022, boasts a stellar cast of familiar faces including Hannah John-Kamen, who Games of Thrones fans will remember for playing Ornela, in one of the leading roles opposite English actor Douglas Booth.

Also on board are Derry Girls star Jamie Lee O'Donnell and star of The Young Offenders Chris Walley. The legendary Golden Globe-nominated Irish actor Colm Meaney, of The Snapper and Star Trek fame, also makes an appearance.


Unwelcome tells the story of Jamie and Maya, a young couple who are expecting their first child and make the decision to move from London to Ireland after Jamie inherits a house there. However, not long after arriving the pair start to get the distinct impression they are - wait for it - unwelcome in this new town they call home.

It seems that deep in the forest near their new house lives a group of malevolent, and in fact murderous, goblins who are intent on making their feelings of discontentment over their new neighbours known, at whatever cost.

The film's director Jon Wright, who hails from Northern Ireland, recently explained to Empire magazine that the goblins are inspired by stories his grandfather, an Irish farmer, used to tell him.

"He used to say that he'd tried to build a wall at the foot of his garden, but every morning when he got up, it had been knocked down. He believed it was being built on fairy land, so he couldn't have it there," he told the magazine.


"And I had a book of fairy tales, Grimm fairy tales, in my grandfather's house, which I always used to read when I went to stay. I've always been fascinated by myths and legends, and the sort of primal way that they tap into human nature."


Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros.

Topics: Ireland

Gary Grimes
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