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Watch this — The Outcast


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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