If “Hollow” is found footage, then for gosh’s sake, put it back. The only shocking thing about this British direct-to-video import is how it ever got made in the first place.
Four friends (Emily Plumtree, Sam Stockman, Jessica Ellerby and Matt Stokoe) are on holiday in Suffolk, England, where they learn of a deadly local legend. A spooky hollow tree where couples over past generations have committed suicide by hanging themselves from the limbs. SPOILER ALERT: It’s not hard to imagine what happens at the end.
It’s getting to the end of this boring film that’s the real challenge. If you make it, you might feel like you’re hanging lifeless from that same tree.
There’s absolutely nothing scary about this film. It’s just four friends sparring with each other instead of realizing that perhaps they shouldn’t be hanging around the tree in the first place. Check into a local motel. It’s a lot safer.
“Hollow” attempts to be Britain’s answer to “The Blair Witch Project.” But, even that lame grandaddy of the found-footage films is positively terrifying compared to this laffer. The acting, story, direction and cinematography all ring “Hollow.” Grade: F
Street Date: February 19, 2013
Runtime: 89 minutes
Rated: Not Rated
Format: Blu-ray/DVD combo
Released by New Video