Cert 18 Stars 2
Ancient demons, curses and small town prejudice can’t raise the pulse lacklustre mystery horror which is nicely shot and has a consistent tone but can’t shake up enough scares to justify the slow pace.
A hangdog Michael Welch plays Aaron, a newly qualified and heavily in debt lawyer who returns home to his family’s big old creepy rural home, where he receives a cold welcome from family and neighbours.
A mysterious urn belonging to his late father starts to make his wishes come true, but his initial happiness turns increasingly to terror as his good fortune comes at a cost to those closest to him.
As his wishes begin to come true, though his wishes are life-changing, they’re also pretty modest compared to what mine would be – though I’m guessing the budget didn’t stretch as far as my imagination does. However it does mean there’s a notable absence of what could be called premier league footballer with a pay rise excess.