Corin Hardy grew up in a world steeped in creatures & creativity, beginning his early career as a special fx monster-maker in his bike shed, aged 12. He made a number of super 8 films with school-friends who regularly stood in for his cast of zombies, werewolves and slasher victims.
Following the great reception and buzz of Sundance, a new poster and trailer got released (see below) prior to the UK Premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival last weekend. It felt very special as 10 years ago, my first short film Butterfly premiered there, and that felt like a big deal, then and now. The audience were fantastic and I saw a few people jump out of their seats. It was also the 40th Anniversary of the release date of JAWS.
An honour and hopefully a good omen…
Here’s some pics and reviews our of Edinburgh. The Hallow’s official release date has been set for Friday 13th of November. “Hallow Friday”.
I had an experience like no other taking The Hallow to Sundance and to finally sit with an audience and feel their fear and excitement was a raw electric thrill & reminded me what making a movie (a horror movie) is all about.. Edgar Wright introduced the film at it’s World Premiere at the Egyptian Theatre, Park City and I met Slash who graciously told me it was his favourite film of the festival and proceeded to wear my Hallow T-Shirt on stage at Download Festival. Crazy times. Here’s a summary of the reviews and responses it got over there, including reviews, interviews, pics and reportage. I was blown away and pleased that most of everyone seemed to really ‘get’ the movie we made..