Friday, 26 October 2007
LFF: Island Of Lost Souls
A Danish kids fantasy adventure directed by Nikolaj Arcel, this is similar in tone to Disney’s original Escape From Witch Mountain but with better special effects. Teeanger Lulu (Sara Gaarmann) has just moved to a quiet coastal town with her recently separated mother and annoying younger brother. When the little twerp becomes possessed by a member of a secret lodge who fought against evil more than a century before, the spiritually-obsessed Lulu, together with new friend Oliver and local paranormal investigator Richard, find themselves charged with freeing souls trapped on nearby Monk Island and battling an age-old necromancer with the future of mankind at stake. Without the budget of a Harry Potter at its disposal, this opts instead for a more old-fashioned approach, but features arguably the creepiest scarecrow you're ever likely to see.