Five interlocking tales of terror follow the fates of a group of weary travellers who confront their worst nightmares - and darkest secrets - over one long night on a desolate stretch of desert highway.
The film was shot on location in Ireland, because the director wanted the film to feel as real as possible. 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 »
I wanted to love "The Hallow" (2015) more than I did.
It has all of the attributes of a film that I'd love. It's a creatively conceived, independent horror film, beautifully shot on location in the forests of Ireland. It portrays a family under attack in a gorgeously scenic isolated location at night. It's got highly original story antagonists -- grotesque monsters who seem birthed from Irish folklore and science fiction both. They're rendered quite nicely with some great special visual and sound effects, and are truly frightening.
Yet, at times, my attention wandered. I'm not sure why. Maybe it was because the pacing was way off, maybe it was the story's bland parent-protagonists. Maybe it was because the modus operandi for the monsters was confusing at first. I get the sense that "The Hallow" might have been more enjoyable had it been just slightly shorter.
It was still good, though. I'd give it a 7 out of 10.
If you do watch it, then continue to watch through the credits. There's a really neat coda that adds a new and interesting level to the story.
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