Was supposed to be shot on film, but due to budget restrictions, it was shot with an Arri Alexa digital camera instead. See more »
When Adam is trapped in the boot (trunk) of the car, he breaks out through the back seat with both hands, but when it cuts to the view of him coming out through the back seat, there's someone's hand at the top of the seat, holding it down. See more »
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 »
Performed by Dry the River
Written by Peter Duncan Liddle and Matthew Taylor
Published by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. on behalf of Transgressive Publishing Ltd. See more »
Very good director's debut film
The Hallow is a full-length debut of director Corin Hardy. He debuted at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The plot tells about London conservationist Adam (Joseph Mawle) and his wife Clare (Bojana Novakovic) moved with their son to a remote house surrounded by an Irish forest.
The film begins with a wonderful atmosphere of the Irish forest, cloudy weather, fogs, dullness. Suspense is growing with every frame. With a modest budget, the ambiance is created by pale colors and dialogues. This is the most successful part of the film. But then the forest creatures enter the scene. They are the combination of practical effects and CGI. There are representatives with successful computer graphics in the cohort of low-budget films, but low-budget films and graphics are not compatible. This film is another confirmation of this. With the appearance of poorly drawn creatures on the screen, all the gloomy atmosphere, so well created in the first part, disappears in an instant.
An indisputable advantage is the acting. They very well conveyed the emotions of parents fighting for the life of their child. The gloomy atmosphere is replaced by a completely standard action game with a fight in the house and forest. In the end, the plot twist reawakens interest and the final impression is benevolent.
Fans of this genre should watch this horror film. You won't regret it if you do.
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