Sea Fever (2019, dir. Neasa Hardiman)

A PhD student seconded to a fishing vessel makes an unusual aquatic discovery. While the script can’t quite get to grips with genre storytelling, there’s a lot to enjoy initially, not least with the cast of character actors and excellent use of location and the main fishing vessel environment.

The Hole in the Ground (2019, dir. Lee Cronin)

A young woman comes to believe her son is not who he claims to be. Smart, well-acted, and great-looking paranoid horror/fantasy with a strong central performance and the skills throughout to do a simple thing well. Lots to enjoy and to admire here. Both director Cronin and star Kerslake are ones to watch. Recommended.

Rawhead Rex (1986, dir. George Pavlou)

When a standing stone is disturbed, an Irish village is terrorised by an ancient creature. Patchy horror with some interesting folk-horror moments and one impressive stunt, though let down by clunky execution and an especially poor monster.