A conservationist is sent to survey a forest in Ireland believed to be inhabited by demonic creatures who slaughter those unfortunate enough to lose their way. Of course, Adam Hitchens (Joseph Mawle) finds himself and his wife and child in that very situation and must fight against the creatures in order to save his family.
In terms of plot, there’s not a lot of new ground here. It’s a bit of a typical monster movie, but the acting is top-notch and the creature design is eerie and memorable. The underlying message is that deforestation is bad and we should all do our part to save the environment, lest we come face-to-face with Mother Nature herself in her most cruelest form.
On the special features front, there’s not a ton here, which is too bad since Scream Factory is involved and usually do a great job. What’s here is good, you just wish there’d been more. First up is “Surviving The Fairytale: Making The Hallow” which is, of course, a typical making-of featurette. Director’s Storyboards is, well, his storyboards for the film. “The Book of Invasions” features original illustrations from the film; Director’s Sketchbook displays the director’s original concept art; and, finally, Creature Concepts is pretty self-explanatory.
It is a fun, even creepy little horror film that will keep you watching, just as long as you don’t expect anything too new. Give a chance, though. The sad state that horror is in right now, the decent flicks need some love.