- horror reviews - MOH 2023


IMDb Info

Release Year: 2022
Runtime: 1h 44m
Country: UK, Ireland
Language: English
Genre Tags: Horror
Plot Summary: Married couple Maya and Jamie escape their urban nightmare to the tranquility of rural Ireland only to discover malevolent and murderous goblins lurking in the gnarled, ancient wood at the foot of their new garden.

Poster - Title Card rating: notes: There are three different movies in this mess, fighting each other for screen time. They all feature terrible dialogue and every scene goes on far too long. It can't decide on a tone, and winds up being not-scary, not-funny, not-thoughtful. They could've made a goofy creature feature, as advertised, but instead they saved that for the final stupid minutes and made a crappy remake of Straw Dogs instead. Do not watch.

Outside Reviews:

Sheila O'Malley
2.5 our of 4 stars -

Just because fairies are small in size doesn't mean they're not nasty little buggers. The original fairy myths present a very different picture from the adorable family-friendly Tinkerbell. Fairies are demanding, mischievous, and bossy. They abduct babies out of their cradles. They can overrun your life if you don't handle them just so. You invite them in for a cup of tea, hoping to appease them, and before you know it, they've unpacked their bags. Director Jon Wright, in "Unwelcome," has fun with these ideas, playing around with all kinds of stereotypes (about fairies, about Irish small-town life), and putting it into a horror context. In "Grabbers," set on an island off Ireland's coast, Wright mixed horror and comedy with sci-fi aliens, and "Unwelcome" has a similar mashup. Some of "Unwelcome" is legitimately creepy and upsetting. Some of it is hilarious. Whether or not the hilarity is intended is unclear.