Newly revitalized production company Hammer Films are at it again, this time releasing a new film in the UK called "Wake Wood." In an attempt to deal with the grief of losing their only child Alice, who was killed by a vicious dog attack, veterinarian Patrick and his wife Louise move to the remote country village of Wake Wood. Of course, things don't go as planned:
“Their acceptance as members of this small but close community leads them to the discovery of an ancient pagan ritual practised by the people of Wake Wood in order to help ease the sudden loss of a loved one. This tradition, secretly preserved for many centuries, enables the grief-stricken to bring a deceased person back from the dead for a period of three days within one year of their passing, allowing them to say a final farewell to the departed before they make their final journey to the spirit world. For Patrick and Louise, this represents a miraculous opportunity to see Alice one more time and their request for the villagers’ help in realising their wish is reluctantly granted. But the ritual is bound by strict rules and conditions, which, if broken, demand a terrible price be paid.”
"Wake Wood will be released in UK theaters March 25, 2011 and on DVD in the UK March 28, 2011. No word yet on a US release. Check out the Official Hammer Films Site for more information.