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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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Corin Hardy

Writers:

Corin Hardy (story by), Felipe Marino (story by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Mawle ... Adam
Bojana Novakovic ... Clare
Michael McElhatton ... Colm Donnelly
Michael Smiley ... Garda Davey
Gary Lydon Gary Lydon ... Doyle
Wren Hardy Wren Hardy ... Young Finn
Stuart Graham ... Contractor Paul Williams
Conor Craig Stephens Conor Craig Stephens ... Sinuous Hallow
Joss Wyre Joss Wyre ... Small Hallow
Charlotte Williams ... Cora Hallow
Sean Tyrell Sean Tyrell ... Crawler Hallow 1
James Meryk James Meryk ... Crawler Hallow 2
Billie Traynor Billie Traynor ... Angry Woman 1
Alan Archbold Alan Archbold ... Radio Reporter
Luc Walsh Luc Walsh ... Colm's Son
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Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Nature has a dark side.

Genres:

Horror

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Good People See more »

Filming Locations:

Ireland See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,559, 8 November 2015

Gross USA:

$13,906

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,862,407
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Hardy is a fan of Joseph Mawle from Game of Thrones (2011), and wrote the lead role with him in mind. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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"No animals were harmed in the making of this film. No changelings were harmed in the making of this film." See more »

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The impatient will be happy.....
10 November 2015 | by s3276169See 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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