Director: Michael Axelgaard
Screenplay: Matthew Holt
Cast: Emily Plumtree, Sam Stockman, Jessica Ellerby, Matt Stokoe
Producers: Matthew Holt, David Grant
Print Source: Hollow Movies
The images you are about to see were found at the scene of a crime, close to the tree from which the bodies were hung. The investigation of the matter — an unusual one, to say the least — is as yet unresolved, and these documents are among the only evidence concerning the deaths of the couple, Emma and James, and their friends Scott and Lynne. The camera the group had with them at all times, recording their activities, captured valuable clues about the strange events leading to their tragic fates. It showed a quartet of thirty-somethings embarking for the countryside of the Suffolk area of England. It’s a region steeped in numerous legends of black magic in its past, a fact that will affect the vacationers in the days to follow. At their destination, Emma rediscovers her family residence, as well as the towering tree in the neighbouring field. This mythic tree was witness to many suicides over the years, and its aura asserts a creeping influence of the behaviour of Emma and her friends. What happens next defies comprehension, unless one believes in the supernatural. The group appears to be in the grasp of an evil spirit, awakening in them murderously violent impulses. As to what the shocking conclusion of the of the videotape holds, we leave that for you to discover, placing your hands document 457/CG1, hoping you might have helpful insights into what has been dubbed the Hollow affair.
Placing itself proudly among the wave of horror films disguised as found footage, HOLLOW, by Britain’s Michael Axelgaard, follows the rules of the game, with one clear intention in mind — to send shivers up your spine! And that it does, succeeding magnificently at weaving a frightening atmosphere in which reality dissolves into the realm of legend. To achieve this, Axelgaard made the most of the inherent eeriness of rural England’s gothic locales and of the morbid folklore associated with them. A simple walk in the woods becomes a waking nightmare. Where HOLLOW distinguishes itself, though, is in its meticulous development of its characters. Rather than making mere targets of terror out of them, he crafted credible personalities to which one becomes attached, sensitized to their fear. Peppered with unforgettable scenes, HOLLOW will have you in the thrall of its malevolent spell.