The Hallow (The Woods) Reviews

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November 19, 2015
This ecologically themed horror movie scores points for atmosphere and imagination, though it isn't particularly scary. The characters are little more than ciphers, so I wasn't inclined to root for them when they got into trouble.
November 19, 2015
In a departure from the sexually active teens of most slasher movies, "The Hallow" plays on more grown-up fears: keeping your family safe and steering clear of a vengeful Mother Nature.
November 13, 2015
Samey, but some arresting sequences scattered throughout.
November 12, 2015
This backwoods monster movie boasts compelling performances, eye-catching creatures and an effective blend of practical and digital effects.
November 12, 2015
The Hallow is a horror movie in which evil black gunge plays a key role and rural Ireland is the backdrop. A bit like Dark Water meets Ballykissangel, but worse than both.
November 12, 2015
Amid all the horror and the black ooze, there emerges a deeply touching story about the power of love.
April 8, 2019
Though the jeopardy is built to a palpable level, it dissipates as quickly as the action escalates.
November 9, 2018
Instead, The Hallow delivers a pedestrian fear-inducing fairy tale that never quite seems to stimulate beyond its impressive scope of shadowy aesthetics.
September 7, 2018
A promising début that reinforces the latest upwards trend of an abused genre. The Hallow is tense, haunting, horrific and fiendishly frightening
August 20, 2018
The Hallow made me afraid of the dark again.
August 13, 2018
The Hallow starts off well, establishing itself as a tense and atmospheric low-budget horror, with its foreboding milieu instilling immediate unease... But it's nowhere near as effective as it promised to be.
March 28, 2018
It's an impressive debut feature and will be interesting to see Corin Hardy's elevation from the indie to the mainstream.
January 29, 2018
... different from the usual horror film about a little house lost in the forest. [Full review in Spanish]
August 22, 2016
By the time The Hallow builds to its breathtakingly personal climax, it's hard not to be impressed by what Hardy has accomplished.
July 25, 2016
While it won't leave you the unwelcome gift of nightmares, The Hallow is an admirable first-time out for director Corin Hardy. You can see where every cent was spent, but that kind of adds to the fun.
April 5, 2016
A sophisticated and scary horror picture with way above-average effects.
March 14, 2016
This gloomy little film has neither the imagination nor the effects to carry off its story.
February 23, 2016
The Hallow promises to be an Irish mythological horror, replete with wee folk and banshees. Unhappily, it merely namechecks these entities and delivers nothing of the sort.
December 31, 2015
Some scattered thrills can't overcome the pedestrian trappings of this monster movie.
December 4, 2015
What starts off as a decent psychological thriller ceases to be really frightening when we see the Orc-type creatures.
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