The Hallow (originally titled The Woods) is a 2015 British-Irish horror film directed by Corin Hardy, written by Hardy and Felipe Marino, and starring Joseph Mawle, Bojana Novakovic, Michael McElhatton, and Michael Smiley. It is a British-Irish co-production filmed in Ireland. It premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on 25 January 2015.
Adam, a British conservationist, his wife, Clare, and baby son Finn, travel to a remote Irish village surrounded by a large forest.
Some time later, Adam walks through the forest with baby Finn, surveying the woodland for plans to log the area, and stumbles across an abandoned house with a dead animal inside. He takes samples of the carcass before heading home. Back at the cabin, Clare, removing metal bars from the windows, watches as a man from the village, Colm, drives up looking for Adam. Clare informs him that Adam is not presently there and the man leaves angry.
That night the baby begins to cry and they hear a crash, Clare runs to the room but the door mysteriously slams shut. Once the door is opened they realize the window was smashed and call the police, believing it may be Colm from the village. The police arrive but believe a bird flew into the window causing the damage and let both Adam and Clare know about legend of the surrounding forest, what the village call The Hallow. The incident is dropped and the police leave. Adam goes outside to take pictures of the damage and notices odd movement in the woods.
The next day Adam, with Finn, travels to town with the damaged window to have it repaired and is again warned about the hallow. Clare at the house is frightened by Colm when he comes into her home uninvited, Colm warns Clare to leave the village and leaves behind an old book. On his way home from the village Adam has issues with his car forcing him off the road and nearly causing him to wreck. He opens the hood to see vines and mud clogging the engine, opening the trunk he is hit and pushed in. After awaking in the trunk Adam hears noises outside scratching at the car, with Finn, still in the car, beginning to cry as the car shakes. He pokes a hole in the backseat cushion and pushes his way out just as the car stops shaking. Adam gets Finn out of the car. Then, scared and worried, he starts towards home.
At home Clare is frantic for Adam and Finn and is relieved when they arrive. Adam immediately gets a gun and asks Clare to go upstairs and call the police. The lights are cut and Adam goes downstairs to check the house only to find the house is ransacked. Adam, believing it’s Colm, becomes angry and Clare begs him to leave, they pack up and make a run for the car. At the car Adam and Clare attempt to get it started and clear the vines from the engine as the creatures from the forest start to chase after them. Adam is hit with a mud like goo by the creatures and they crash into a ravine. Unable to go any further they make a run back to their house.
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