East End Film Festival Movie Review – The Isle (2018)

The Isle, 2018

Directed by Matthew Butler Hart

Starring Conleth Hill, Alex Hassell, Tori Butler Hart, Fisayo Akinade, Alix Wilton Regan, Joe Bannister


When three survivors of a shipwreck off the coast of 1840’s Scotland wash up on a sparsely populated island, they’re taken in by the residents before they can be rescued by the mainland boat. While housed in the residence of Douglas Innis (Conleth Hill) and his daughter (Tori Butler Hart), the trio soon discover that things aren’t what they seem on this idyllic isle, with songs on the wind, an things going bump in the night.

The songs of sirens are one of those myths and legends that’s never really been prevalent in cinema, but Matthew Butler Hart’s period horror uses them as a foundation upon which to build this creepy derivation of The Wicker Man.

Hart, who wrote the screenplay alongside wife
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