Trailer: Hollow (2012)

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Trailer: Hollow (2012)

Doc Rotten is a huge fan of found footage films: Paranormal Activity, Rec, Cloverfield and The Last Exorcism. There is something explicitly engaging and involving in the technique when done right. Tribeca Flms brings another promising entry in the genre to the States with Michael Axelgaard (director) and Matthew Holt (writer/producer) debut film, Hollow. In the film a group four friends face down evil spirits that haunt the woods of Suffolk, England.

The film is currently available on VOD on various U.S. media outlets. In his director’s statement (available from Tribeca Films), Michael Axelgaard professes to being a fan of found footage while siting that not many are known for character development. In further promising statements, the director states that while developing Hollow, he wondered what would happen if the focus shifted to the characters allowing the audience to get fully investing in their adventure thinking it should amp up the stakes. Axelgaard and his writer Holt both have heavy influences from classic British cinema and the legends from the local countryside promising an authentic touch to their found footage horror film.

Keep your eyes peels for Doc’s review of Hollow in the coming weeks both here on the site and on the Monster Movie Podcast.

Official Synopsis:

An old monastery in a small, remote village in Suffolk, England has been haunted by a local legend for centuries. Left in ruin and shrouded by the mystery of a dark spirit that wills young couples to suicide, the place has been avoided for years, marked only by a twisted, ancient tree with an ominous hollow said to be the home of great evil. When four friends on holiday explore the local folklore, they realize that belief in a myth can quickly materialize into reality, bringing horror to life for the town.

 

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Doc Rotten is a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and podcast host for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, Decades of Horror 1980s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast, Hannibal Fan Podcast and The Future of Horror. He was also co-host Dracula on TV TALK and was a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior. He is also a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist.