There’s a new horror film lighting up the indie movie circuit — and now the rest of us will finally get a chance to head deep into The Hallow.
The film, which was an official Sundance selection, is a British-Irish supernatural thriller that has proven a solid hit among the film festival crowd. The story is a relatively simple one, which is a nice setup for a creature feature: A family move to a remote house in rural Ireland and find themselves in a fight for survival with an ancient evil living in the secluded woods.
The film stars Joseph Mawle (Game of Thrones) and Bojana Novakovic (Devil) and marks the directorial debut of Corin Hardy. It’s interesting to note Hardy is currently attached to direct that troubled Crow reboot. So, if that film (and that's a big "if") ever actually gets off the ground, this’ll be a nice primer for his skill set.
Here's the official synopsis:
When a London-based conservationist is sent to Ireland with his wife and infant child to survey an area of forest believed to be hallowed ground by superstitious locals, his actions unwittingly disturb a horde of demonic creatures who prey upon the lost. Alone and deep within the darkness of the remote wilderness, he must now fight back to protect his family against the ancient forces’ relentless attacks.
Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think:
IFC Midnight has picked up The Hallow for a theatrical release on Nov. 6.