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Hollow review

Michael Axelgaard directs this British found-footage thriller

Though it sounds atrocious, this British found-footage chiller starts off more intriguing than the usual Night In The Woods .

On a country weekend away, caught (for the usual reasons) on camera, two couples discover the legend of a vengeful monk and his haunted hanging tree - a surprisingly spooky conceit straight out of M.R. James (although the Dunwich setting is a nod to H.P. Lovecraft).

Shame, then, that proceedings switch from quietly creepy to loudly exasperating as relationship woes replace scares, the early promise proving a largely empty threat.

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Matt Glasby is a freelance film and TV journalist. You can find his work on Total Film - in print and online - as well as at publications like the Radio Times, Channel 4, DVD REview, Flicks, GQ, Hotdog, Little White Lies, and SFX, among others. He is also the author of several novels, including The Book of Horror: The Anatomy of Fear in Film and Britpop Cinema: From Trainspotting To This Is England.