“If you trespass against them, they’ll trespass against you……”

Fresh from causing a stir at Sundance (and getting director Corin Hardy the job helming next year’s The Crow reboot) The Hallow will pop up at Frightfest, months ahead of its official November UK release.

Originally filmed under the title ‘The Woods’, The Hallow is a countryside horror mixing folklore, gore and white-knuckle scares.

Here’s a synopsis:

Tree surgeon Adam Hitchens moves with his wife Claire and infant son Finn to a picturesque millhouse in the Irish countryside.

But their rural idyll soon turns into a terrifying fight for survival when they ignore local folklore legend and come under attack from forest-dwelling demonic monsters.

The film stars the likes of Joseph Mawle, Bojana Novakovic and the ever-reliable Michael Smiley and will land at the London festival on Saturday, August 29.

Here’s an effective trailer:


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Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written three books - on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014), the history of the character Norman Bates (2015) and the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker (2017). He is currently working with director Richard Loncraine to explore all avenues in a bid to orchestrate the re-release of 1978 Mia Farrow chiller Full Circle