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Friday, October 15, 2010

[5.75/10] The Daisy Chain (2008)

The Daisy Chain (2008)

Short review: "The Daisy Chain" is a low-budget, subtle yet effective Irish horror flick, that revolves around a grieving couple move to a remote Irish village in the wake of their baby daughter's death. They soon take in an orphaned autistic girl, only to become involved in a series of strange occurrences. While it's the typical "evil child' story we've seen hundreds times before and very skow-moving, "The Daisy Chain" somehow manages to engage the interest of the viewer, as it's smoothly-paced and consistently-intriguing. The whole mystery behind the main character Daisy and Daisy herself is certainly film's main strengths. Child actress Mhairi Anderson delivers a remarkably creepy performance as Daisy. She's hauntingly captivating and steals the show every time she's on screen. The very underrated great actress Samantha Morton gives an incredible performance as the caring, child-obsessed Martha, whose innate mother instincts are very strong. Steven Mackintosh also does a good job as Tomas Conroy, Martha's anxious husband. The Irish shore scenery is beautiful, but quite grim and depressing at the same time, as it offers bear meadows, dark skies, raugh ocean and ferocious wind - this dark and gloomy tone creates an often unpleasant atmosphere that fits perfectly the mood of the film. More creepy than scary, "The Daisy Chain" is decently-crafted little horror film that deliver the chills. Plus, Anderson is exceptional here!

  • My Rating: 5.75/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: N/A
  • IMDb: 5.3/10


Jaccstev said...

a 2008's film? I never heard about this one.

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Really? I saw it last night and it wasn't bad at all. Daisy was creepy as hell!

Maynard Morrissey said...

I also never heard of it before. sounds quite interesting

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

It was, actually. You should see it for Mhairi Anderson. This little girl blew me away!