Watch this — The Outcast

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The Outcast.  A supernatural horror film.  Full of witchcraft, but without any of the usual Hollywood fluff and hype.  Perhaps because it’s not from Hollywood — it was made with the participation of Bord Scannán na hÉireann (the Irish Film Board) and Scottish Screen.

This not sweetness-and-light-witchcraft.  If you’re disturbed by the darker side of witchcraft, this is not the movie for you.  If you’re open-minded, you’re in for one hell of a treat.

Set in a a run-down housing project in Scotland, this film vibrates with gritty realism.  Refreshingly, this movie doesn’t preach to us about right and wrong, and doesn’t ask for, or indeed make any apologies.  The witchcraft portrayed is visceral, sometimes brutal, but overwhelmingly matter-of-fact.

To read other reviews, try Beyond Hollywood, and Film School Rejects.  Or watch the trailer here.

Or see what you think for your own self.  You can watch streaming video from Netflix or Amazon.

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6 responses to “Watch this — The Outcast

  1. hisprecious1

    It’s in my Netflix cue….i love getting movie referrals!

  2. Thanks for the recommendation! It’s definitely going on my “to watch” list. Dark can be good at times.

  3. I’ve watched it a couple of times now. I loved how gritty and…real…it was. Thanks for the recommendation. 🙂

  4. Freyr

    Very interesting movie ! I do have an open mind and enjoyed it thoroughly .I actually watched it a couple times to get more out of it the second time. Nice magic used for blocking his telepathy in finding her location ! Wow what a twist of an ending I wasn’t ready for. Good recommendation !

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