I finished watching The Daisy Chain truly excited about what I'd just seen. I didn't have that DVD cover to misdirect me.
If I had, then maybe I too would have been waiting for the gruesome special effects, a graveyard scene with zombies or a swarm of killer fairies. It's not that movie. It doesn't exist here.
Instead, it's a tense, psychological thriller about a community talking itself into increasingly bizarre conclusions. When circumstances, a strong argument and peer pressure collude, then anything is possible. You only have to read the papers for the latest social media scare for proof of that.
A clever speaker can justify genocide. A seemingly senseless tragedy must have someone to blame. Ignorance and fear can breed anything; and even the most rational mind can break down under such uncertainty.
That's the movie that I watched. But moreover, it's a storyline which allows you to join in. The audience is merely an extension of that Irish community. I reached the end and the horror was mostly in what my mind had been willing during certain scenes.
Anything else would be spoilers.
But I can say with some certainty that my viewing of the movie was the correct one. It is about outsiders and how people may gang up in the face of difference. I can say this, because the director Aisling Walsh has confirmed it in an interview.
I'm still thinking about it, so yes, I'd recommend it.
this sounds great.