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It takes time for "The Hallow" to get rolling, but once it reaches a bang-up final act, genre fans could walk out clamoring for a sequel.
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.
Los Angeles Times:
This backwoods monster movie boasts compelling performances, eye-catching creatures and an effective blend of practical and digital effects.
New York Times:
John Nolan's old-school effects are wicked good, and Martijn van Broekhuizen's mossy photography is pleasingly sinister.
Amid all the horror and the black ooze, there emerges a deeply touching story about the power of love.
Pretty quickly, you'll be suffering from fiend fatigue.
Pete Vonder Haar,
The Hallow offers plenty of scares and is unnerving from wire to wire, wrapping up the second act with a bang and red-lining the tension until the end.
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.