There were quite a few thriller-horrors at Sundance this year, of the lot IFC picked-up “The Hallows” starring Joseph Mawle, Bojana Novakovic, Michael McElhatton and Michael Smiley. The studio has announced that the film will get a limited-release in theaters on November 6, 2015, so be sure to check your local cineplex to see if you can catch it.
The film takes place in and around the secluded forest land in rural Ireland, where an ancient evil dwells. Feared by the nearby superstitious villagers as cursed creatures who prey upon the lost, their secrets have been kept from civilization and remain on their hallowed ground.
The story picks-up when a conservationist from London moves in with his wife and infant child in order to survey the land for future construction, and soon his actions unwittingly disturb the horde of demonic forces. Alone in a remote wilderness, he must now ensure his family’s survival from their relentless attacks.
Corin Hardy directed the film, an award-winning director who has been apart of both live-action and animated films in the past. Corin studied Special Effects at Wimbledon School of Art before making his award-winning stop-motion short film Butterfly in 2003.
The success of Butterfly led Hardy to direct music videos, beginning with Keane’s ‘Somewhere Only We Know’ and ‘Bedshaped’. Hardy then continued with a few other popular acts including The Prodigy, Biffy Clyro, Olly Murs, Paolo Nutini and The Rizzle Kicks. Hardy also worked with indie-bands like The Horrors, Dry The River, The Horrible Crowes – and recently the 9 minute crime epic for Devlin and Ed Sheeran’s Watchtower, all produced with Academy Films.
For the past 10 years Corin has been writing and developing four of his own horror-based feature film projects with production companies in UK & US these include: The Hallow with Occupant Films, Refuge with Big Talk Films, Frogz Legz with Brilliant Films and F E S T with Pari Passu. Corin is also attached to direct Element Pictures teen thriller Where There’s Darkness.