Long time ago in an Irish island, a young priest came to deal with Evil in one of its many shapes. The thick fog immediatly takes us in an unsettling atmosphere, cold and suspicious as the glances people give to the newcomer.
The director, Brian Deane, prooves a change of genre cannot scare him but will scare his audience for sure: in only 15 minutes he manages to build a clever, fine, disturbing horror story that builds up the tension and doesn’t lack a good final twist.
It could be the perfect start for the Irish version of John Logan’s Penny Dreadful, as well as a cinematographical tribute to the great writers, such as Guy de Maupassant or Daphne du Maurier, who inspired many other lovers of this genre.
Deane is not new to short movies: we must at least recall his work ‘Without Words’, awarded in Cannes in 2008, but also Céad Ghrà, both showing a tender humanity and an intelligent use of the camera. This work itself might represent a twist in Deane’s filmography, enough to wonder what – pleasant – surprise to expect next.