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The Hallow Scoops Best Horror

The Hallow, feature directorial debut of Corin Hardy, has been named Best Horror Film at the Empire Awards which took place in London.

Filmed in Galway, The Hallow follows a London-based conservationist (Joseph Mawle, Ripper Street) who moves to Ireland with his wife (Bojana Novakovic, Edge of Darkness) and baby, to survey an area of ancient forest believed by the superstitious locals to be hallowed ground. He unwittingly disturbs a horde of terrifying beings and must fight to protect his family. The film also stars Michael McElhatton (Game of Thrones) and Michael Smiley (The Lobster).

Corin Hardy was nominated for the Best Debut Director award for The Hallow at the British Independent Film Awards 2015. The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2015 and has also screened at international festivals including Film4 Frightfest and South Korea’s Busan International Film Festival.

The Hallow is now available on DVD and Digital HD in Ireland and the UK.

Directed by Corin Hardy, The Hallow was written by Corin Hardy and Felipe Marino and produced by John McDonnell, Brendan McCarthy, Felipe Marino and Joe Neurauter. Production companies were Fantastic Films and Occupant Entertainment and it was financed by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board, Prescience, Altus Media, Hyperion, Windmill Lane and Studio Solas.

The Empire Awards is an annual British awards ceremony honouring cinematic achievements in the local and global film industry. The awards are presented by the British film magazine Empire with the winners voted by the readers of the magazine