Irish horror is really starting to take off over the last couple of years.

Films like 'The Hole in the Ground' and 'Without Name' have all given us chills over the last decade. Now, a new film is on the way that will surely match up on scariness to those past films.

Rooted in eerie Irish folklore, the creepy debut feature from Kate Dolan is the latest feature from the makers of the award-winning horrors Vivarium and Sea Fever.

The movie stars Carolyn Bracken ('Dublin Murders'), Paul Reid ('Vikings'), Ingrid Craigie ('Blood'), Jordanne Jones ('I Used To Live Here') and Hazel Doupe ('Calm with Horses').

Char’s mother, Angela (Bracken), has inexplicably disappeared. All that remains is her abandoned car. When she returns home without explanation the following evening, it becomes clear to Char (Doupe) and her grandmother, Rita (Craigie), that something is amiss. She might look and sound the same but Angela's behaviour has become increasingly frightening. It's as if she has been replaced by a malevolent force.

As Halloween night looms, a night steeped in ancient myth and legend, Char realizes that she is the only one who can save her, even if it means potentially losing her forever.

'You Are Not My Mother' debuted at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival to great acclaim. It also picked up the Jury Prize for Best Film at the Gerardmer Film Festival in France.

The film is set to screen at the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival (VMDIFF) this month where writer/director Kate Dolan is nominated for a Discovery Award. It will also screen at FrightFest in Glasgow next month.

'You Are Not My Mother' releases in Irish cinemas March 4.