THE HALLOW – Official Trailer

Here’s another exciting release coming soon from the ever-brilliant folks at IFC Midnight (who released 2014’s masterpiece “The Babadook”): THE HALLOW, directed by Corin Hardy.

This one garnered some impressive attention at this year’s Sundance, though it was up against this year’s most talked-about horror indie, “The Witch.” Most notably, it got Hardy the director’s chair on the upcoming remake of “The Crow.” Considering that news, the response from Sundance, and the fact that the creature effects are 100% practical, I’m placing this at the top of my list.

“The Hallow,” like the other rising star of 2015 “Krampus,” is based on folklore – the Irish legends of wicked, hideous fairies that steal children in the night. Judging from the trailer, these fairies are indeed quite horrifying. It looks like a sick mix between “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” and “The Evil Dead.” I’m beyond excited. Since 2004’s “The Descent,” it doesn’t seem like there’s been a creature feature like this, both gory and harrowingly close to home. Babies are always a touchy subject, after all.

What are your thoughts on the trailer, and how does it stack against the surplus of genre goodies that 2015 seems to be offering?

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