A CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED new Irish horror comedy is coming to cinemas this month.
Extra Ordinary stars comedian/writer/actress Maeve Higgins (Naked Camera, Inside Amy Schumer), along with Barry Ward (Jimmy’s Hall, MAZE), Will Forte (Nebraska, McGruber, Last Man on Earth), and Claudia O’Doherty (Trainwreck, Love, Inside Amy Schumer, Long Shot).
It tells the story of Rose, a sweet and lonely small-town driving instructor who is enlisted use her supernatural ‘talent’ to save the daughter of a local man from a washed-up rock-star looking to use her in a satanic pact that will reignite his fame.
The film is the debut feature from writer/directors Mike Ahern and Enda Loughman. It had its world premiere at the renowned SXSW Film Festival earlier this year where it was nominated for the Grand Jury Award for Narrative Feature.
Since then it’s picked up numerous awards including Best Irish Feature Film at the Galway Film Fleadh, the Jury Prize at the Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film and both the Audience Award and Best Feature Film at the Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival.
The comedy had its English premiere over the weekend at Manchester’s Grimmfest which is one of the leading cult and genre film festivals in the UK.
It has also been scheduled to screen in a number of UK festivals over the coming months including Mayhem Film Festival, Dead of Night Film Festival, Sheffield Horror Film Festival and Leeds International Film Festival.
The film currently holds a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and during its recent cinema release in Ireland critics called the comedy “one of the funniest movies of the year to date”, “a potential cult classic”, and “a consistently hilarious send-up of the horror genre… full of clever invention and sparkling writing”.
Extra Ordinary is receiving its cinema release during Halloween week from Friday 25th October in key cities across the UK, exclusively with Odeon Cinemas.