In this spine-tingling feature, we’ll delve into 11 times when some of Northern Ireland’s finest have us on the edge of our seats, hearts racing, and pulses quickening.
5. Liam Neeson - After.Life (2009)
Liam Neeson delivers a noteworthy performance in ‘After. Life’ as lead Eliot Duncan, a funeral director who says he has the ability to communicate with the deceased.
Liam brings an eerie and unsettling presence to the character, remaining cool and distant while working with the bodies he claims to hear the voices of. As the film explores themes of life, death, and what comes next, Liam’s skill in preserving layers of ambiguity, authenticity, uncertainty and suspense underscores his acting prowess. Photo: IMDb
6. Valene Kane - The Hoarder (2015)
Despite ‘The Hoarder’ not being as well-known as some other horror films, Valene Kane’s portrayal as Willow, one of the characters who becomes trapped in a storage facility overnight, unaware they aren’t alone, was essential in the movie’s suspense and tension from the onset.
Valene showcases her talent and ability to engage audiences in a tense and mysterious atmosphere, adding to the sense of fear and unease the film encapsulates as the cast confronts the sinister forces at hand. Photo: IMDb
7. Ciarán Hinds - The Woman In Black (2012)
Although Ciarán Hinds plays a supporting role in the 2012 ‘The Woman In Black’, his character, Samuel Daily, is one of the few who attempts to help the lead Arthur Kipps as he investigates the mysterious and paranormal.
Known for his strong acting abilities, Ciarán’s performance as Samuel is no exception. Bringing depth and authenticity to the role, Ciarán is fundamental to conveying a mix of scepticism, concern, and fear as the supernatural events unfold, contributing to the overall atmosphere of tension and dread throughout the movie. Photo: IMDb
8. Jamie Dornan - Synchronic (2019)
‘Synchronic’ is known for its blend of science fiction, horror, and psychological thriller elements, and Jamie Dornan’s performance plays a crucial role in bringing these aspects to life on screen.
Jamie’s character, Dennis Dannelly, is an EMT drawn into a perplexing and mind-bending time-travel phenomenon. His performance stands out for its emotional depth, effectively portraying a mix of confusion, fear, and unwavering determination in the face of unsettling events. Photo: IMDb