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Extra Ordinary I Araluen Arts Centre
July 27, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Comedy | Horror
Ireland | Belgium | Finland | UK
Directed by Mike Ahern, Enda Loughman
Starring Maeve Higgins, Barry Ward, Will Forte
“An unfalteringly funny, ectoplasm-drenched horror-comedy that deserves the cult status it’s destined for.” Empire Magazine
Rose, a sweet, small town driving instructor, is gifted with supernatural abilities, “The Talents”, which mean she can talk to the spirit world. Rose has a love hate relationship with her abilities, after seeing what they did to her Dad, Vincent, and tries to ignore the constant small-time spiritual requests from locals — haunted rubbish bins, tractors, children’s bikes, frying pans etc, etc. Yet when her help is requested by Sarah, a teenager whose father, Martin, is being haunted by his deceased nagging wife, she is very tempted… Martin seems like a very nice man!
Meanwhile, in a large castle outside town, Christian, a washed up rockstar has a sinister plan to sell his soul for renewed success. He needs to sacrifice a virgin and puts a spell on Sarah, leaving her in a levitating catatonic state. Martin, bewildered, asks Rose to help him save his daughter and the two set about trying to break the spell before Sarah can be dragged into hell.
Can Rose and Martin must work together to save the girl, stop a hell hole opening, thwart Christian’s evil plan, deliver a baby, save a dying magpie, get rid of Martin’s ex-wife and maybe they can fall in love a bit before the whole world collapses before their very eyes?
“Armed with wit and charm to spare, “Extra Ordinary” is joyful and creative and deserves to find an audience – in this world or the next.” San Francisco Chronicle