There are hungry little people in the garden and if they don’t get fed you’ll pay for it…
No not my children, but redcaps (goblins!) who apparently won’t cause any bother as long as you do what they demand.
Here’s the synopsis:
Maya and Jamie escape their urban nightmare to the tranquility of rural Ireland only to discover malevolent, murderous goblins lurking in the gnarled, ancient wood at the foot of their new garden.
I won’t lie, when I saw the poster, with that goblin-shaped shadow across the house, I wondered if this was a horror comedy but I don’t think it is. There’s certainly something magical about it with everything bathed in golden light (until nighttime when the local woods get decidedly scarier). Hannah John-Kamen and Douglas Booth star as hapless couple Maya and Jamie, and in the best tradition of scary-cute cottages Maya is pregnant. Oh yes and the locals want them out. The cottage has been left to them by an aged relative, and this is one of those times they should probably have looked a gift horse in the mouth, then run like the wind back to their noise and grime of city life.
Additional cast include Golden Globe nominee Colm Meaney, Jamie-Lee O’Donnell, Niamh Cusack, Chris Walley and Kristian Nairn. Directed by Jon Wright, the film is based on an original screenplay by Mark Stay. Unwelcome is released in 2022.
The film has also reunited the Grabbers creature team; including prosthetics by Shaune Harrison who has worked on some of the world’s highest grossing blockbusters including the Harry Potter films, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace and Avengers: Age of Ultron along with creature designs by Paul Catling (Maleficent, Thor, Fantastic Beasts) and longtime Wright collaborator VFX supervisor Paddy Eason (28 Weeks Later, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Grabbers).