The Hallow is an Irish creature feature, which seems to stem a bit from folklore about fairies that live in the woods. There are some obviously similarities between the creatures of The Hallow and those from the Guillermo del Toro produced Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, which seems to suggest that both films tackle the same folklore, in much different ways.
The Hallow is more than halfway through before the creatures are fully revealed, with the film relying mostly on sound and and a black wood-rotting slime that The Hallow leave behind. While not as scary as expected, the film does have some tense scenes and even introduces a body horror element. For his debut feature film, Irish music video director Corin Hardy shows some real chops and it will be interesting to see what he does with the remake of The Crow, which will be his next film. Altogether, The Hallow is a solid folklore-based creature feature, with a dash of body horror.