Let Us Prey Review

Let us Prey is a familiar jaunt into the darkness, with a satisfying telling. A stranger (Liam Cunningham) rolls into a small town, and changes everything, as he reveals secrets that otherwise would have been left in the shadows. Let Us Prey may start out as familiar, but it quickly twists it into a thriller with some genuinely scary moments.

Rachel (Pollyanna Macintosh), a rookie cop, is about to begin her first nightshift in a neglected police station in a Scottish, backwater town. The kind of place where the tide has gone out and stranded a motley bunch of the aimless, the forgotten, the bitter-and-twisted who all think that, really, they deserve to be somewhere else. They all think they're there by accident and that, with a little luck, life is going to get better. Wrong, on both counts. Six is about to arrive - and all Hell will break loose!

Locked in a cell alongside the night's other offenders, Six somehow has power over the guilty. He induces visions of their darkest secrets compelling them to violence. As the clock inches towards midnight, the visions run rampant, and the blood flows. While the assorted inmates may be bad, the police are far worse.

Although he doesn't get much of a chance to take charge in Game of Thrones, here, Liam Cunningham is mesmerizing. He delivers a formidable and grim performance as Six as he quotes the Bible while manipulating those around him. Equally good is Pollyanna McIntosh as she goes toe to toe with Cunningham.

The storytelling isn't as tight as it should be, and there are a few cheap scares, but overall, the cinematography keeps the emphasis on the tension. From the beginning the textured dark shots instantly hook the viewer right and keep them enthralled right to the apocalyptic finale.

Let Us Prey isn't for everyone, but the horror thriller is definitely worth watching.

Let Us Prey will be available on VOD and Digital Download from Dark Sky Films on May 26, 2015 - it will also be available on Blu-ray/DVD day & date


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