Monday, May 30, 2016

The Hollow – Slow and Boring

Runtime: 85 minutes
Release Date: October 24, 2015
Rating: NR
Director: Sheldon Wilson

Aunt Cora lives on Shelter Island, an island out in the middle of nowhere. After running a few errands in town and letting multiple people know that her nieces are coming to stay with her, she dies in a car crash on the way back. Her nieces then arrive in town and stand around for way too long, wondering where their aunt is and why she didn't meet them. Some helpful locals let them know that unless they get on the ferry soon, they'll miss the only ferry to the island.

I could spend a ton of time giving you a huge plot outline, but this movie doesn't really deserve one. The girls basically arrive on the island just in time for a massive 100 year old storm to roll into town that just so happens to be backed by an evil presence or two. The girls must somehow find a way to stick together and survive through the night, even after discovering their aunt's body.

The Hollow was so bad that halfway through it, I said that it was bad even for a TV movie. Low and behold, it's actually a TV movie. There is literally nothing memorable about it at all except that Deborah Kay Unger pops up. When I first saw her, I figured that someone of her stature would have a main role, but she actually plays Aunt Cora and is dead within the first 10 minutes if that.

I checked the IMDB page to see the names of the female characters, but they were so forgettable that I couldn't even remember who was who. There's basically the baby of the family who spends a lot of time whining and complaining, the stronger older sister who will do anything possible to save her sisters, and the middle kid who doesn't really do anything.

As much as I would like to say something possible about The Hollow, I honestly don't recall much of the movie at all. I wouldn't even recommend watching it on Netflix while folding your laundry.

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