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The Hallow (2015)

Not Rated | | Horror | 5 November 2015 (USA)
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A family who moved into a remote mill house in Ireland finds themselves in a fight for survival with demonic creatures living in the woods.

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Colm Donnelly
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Garda Davey
Gary Lydon ...
Doyle
Wren Hardy ...
Young Finn
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Contractor Paul Williams
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Sinuous Hallow
Joss Wyre ...
Small Hallow
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Cora Hallow
Sean Tyrell ...
Crawler Hallow 1
James Meryk ...
Crawler Hallow 2
Billie Traynor ...
Angry Woman 1
Alan Archbold ...
Radio Reporter
Luc Walsh ...
Colm's Son
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A family who moved into a remote mill house in Ireland finds themselves in a fight for survival with demonic creatures living in the woods.

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Nature has a dark side.

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Opening Weekend USA:

$1,559, 6 November 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$8,967, 20 November 2015
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Hardy described the film as "Straw Dogs (1971) meets Pan's Labyrinth (2006)". See more »

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At 33:40 while Adam is trying to escape the trunk of his car through the back seat a crew members hand can be seen holding the seat to keep it from coming forward. See more »

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As the credits are running, men taking down the forest can be seen in the background. This scene ends with what seems to be Cora running towards the camera. See more »

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The impatient will be happy.....
10 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

The Hallow or The Woods as it is otherwise known is a UK/Irish collaboration. Its by no means a mainstream horror flick, yet, in spite of its humble credentials, its actually not half bad.

The scares in The Hallow come on on quite early and linger till "after" the closing credits. This should make the impatient viewer quite happy. There is a nominal amount of ratcheting up the tension in this film which is followed by an abundance of reasonably well executed creature scares. The creatures themselves tap into a supposedly Irish mythology about spirits and fairy like creatures that "assimilate" those who violate their forest haven.

There's a lot to like here. The setting is suitably creepy, the premise is well established and convincing. What's also refreshing is the couples very sane reaction when confronted with the creatures, that is, to run like hell.

Perhaps the only downside to this film, I felt, was its early introduction of the monsters. I believe this film would have been more effective with a more gradual application of tension and maybe another ten-fifteen minutes run time.

That said, The Hallow still hits all the right horror buttons and does so in a convincing and creative manner. Eight out of ten from me.


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