The Hallow 2015

Critics score:
71 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Geoff Berkshire, Variety: 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. Read more

Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader: 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. Read more

David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter: [A] viscerally scary fantasy horror tale ... Read more

Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times: This backwoods monster movie boasts compelling performances, eye-catching creatures and an effective blend of practical and digital effects. Read more

Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times: John Nolan's old-school effects are wicked good, and Martijn van Broekhuizen's mossy photography is pleasingly sinister. Read more

Tirdad Derakhshani, Philadelphia Inquirer: Amid all the horror and the black ooze, there emerges a deeply touching story about the power of love. Read more

Cath Clarke, Time Out: Pretty quickly, you'll be suffering from fiend fatigue. Read more

Pete Vonder Haar, Village Voice: 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. Read more

Pat Padua, Washington Post: 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. Read more