THE HALLOW (2015) Review
Directed by Corin Hardy
Adam and Claire Hitchens live in the deep forest because of Adam’s work. Studying about the trees, Adam regularly walks around the forest and checks the trees around them. But someone’s not happy. Their neighbor, the one who owns parts of the forest Adam studies, frequently asks them to stop studying their part of the forest and to just leave them alone but Adam insists that he’s just doing his job. But they do not know that their neighbor is just giving them a warning of an old Irish folklore that should not be disturbed or things will get ugly.
Of course, the Hitchens, especially Adam did not listen to their warning. And so the weird and bad things start happening. The Hallow is creepy enough because of its setting which is mostly at night. Joseph Mawle and Bojana Novakovic effectively acts their way through the horrors and danger the monsters in the forest gives them.
A suspenseful and atmospheric twisted monster film. The Hallow gives life to its eerie narrative that it creates something genuine in viewing a horror film. It’s not a hardcore gory and scary horror film but it stays away from being familiar that it gives you the things you would not expect. Breathing in the weirdness of the film in a good way.
3.5 OUT OF 5 STARS
“The Hallow” is now showing in Philippine cinemas nationwide from Multivision Pictures Entertainment Philippines/VIVA Films. Rated R-13 by the MTRCB.