The Hollow 2004 R CC

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A Halloween prank turns a teenage party into a night of sheer terror.

Starring:
Kevin Zegers,Kaley Cuoco
Runtime:
1 hour, 23 minutes

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35 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Cookie on November 5, 2006
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Ppl are reviewing this movie as if it were a major motion picture. This was intended and is just a campy little film. Yes the acting is bad and the story silly but so what it's fun. All of the acting is really bad including the vetern actors such as Stacy Keach, Judge Reinhold, Eileen Brennan and Joe Mazzello. I think the over acting and campy acting was intentional making it quite the fun little movie. Nick Carter didn't do bad at all considering this was his first movie actually he did about as good as the other young actors in the movie. Keep your perspective about you and realize you are watching a silly little movie grab some popcorn and enjoy it.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Michael Butts HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on October 22, 2005
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Unabashedly silly and obviously aimed at a young audience, THE HOLLOW is a pleasantly diverting ghost story. Kevin Zegers (AFRAID OF THE DARK) stars as Ian Cranston, who is unknowingly a descendant of Ichabod Crane, who according to this story was real and not just a character in Washington Irvings' classic tale. Crusty old gravekeeper Stacy Keach (hamming it up delightfully) enlists Ian's aid in making sure that the Headless Horseman is returned to his grave forever. The movie borrows cliches from countless other treatments of this classic ghost story and while it doesn't come close to Johnny Depp's SLEEPY HOLLOW, it's a harmless entertainment. Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys has a role as the school jock and the fake Headless Horseman; Eileen Brennan turns up in a small role as an eccentric old lady; and Judge Reinhold is pretty bad in his role as Ian's sportsminded dad. But it wouldn't be a bad addition to your Halloween night viewing.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Robert D. Bennett on October 18, 2013
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I am a horror buff, write horror novels and moderate a horror website and have to tell you that I thoroughly enjoyed this movie.

I read the bad reviews on here but happened to catch The Hollow on one of the cable movie channels and watched it. The movie was a tad scary but mostly it was just a fun, enjoyable movie to watch. As a matter of fact I was going to buy it to add to my DVD collection when I saw that it was already available for watching on Prime.

The critics of the film apparently are expecting their films to all be instant classics or Oscar worth films but some of the best horror films aren't. This one is an obvious continuation of the Sleep Hollow tale and reminded me a little of Ginger Snaps in its appearance, although admittedly Ginger Snaps was better.

Watch the movie and enjoy it for what it is, a fun, slightly gory Halloween tale.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Madelyn Pryor VINE VOICE on March 16, 2006
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The Hollow, which is loosely based on the Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a nice addition to the growing number of small budget, strait to DVD horror movies out there. With a nicely assembled cast, passable special effects, and a well paced plot, this movie stands heads (hahah) over the competition in this horror genre.

When Ian Cranson moves to Sleepy Hollow, he has no idea that he is the last descendent of Ichabod Crane, and he thinks that when he begins getting warnings from the town crazy, that he'll just shrug them off, but soon he and the town can't deny that some legends are real, and some horror won't rest.

This is a really good movie, better than some recent horror movies that have made it to theater. It isn't scary, really, or overly horrifying, but its light and quick and leaves you feeling like you wouldn't mind watching it again.

So if you're looking for a good, quick horror movie to fill your time, don't pass this up just because there's a Backstreet Boy in it (Nick Carter). It's really good!

Recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K. Harris HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on February 4, 2011
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In truth, I really didn't expect much from this modern tale derived from the legend of Ichabod Crane and Sleepy Hollow. But I like Kevin Zegers (and his thick mane of hair) and Kaley Cuoco (who has been in more than her share of less than stellar productions), so I thought I'd check out "The Hollow." There are certainly worse films on the market, but everything about "The Hollow" was so expected and so so uninspired. Were it not for Zegers' appeal and a very broad performance by Stacy Keach, I might even have tuned out of the movie. The gore factor is practically nil, the scare quotient is very low, and the plotting and resolution is standard at best. Lacking real fright--I'd hoped for some cheesy fun, bad movie mayhem, or any kind of humor to distinguish the story. Alas, it is all so ordinary--not a painful way to spend eighty minutes, but not much to recommend it either.

Unbeknownst to him, Zegers plays a descendent of Ichabod Crane. His family has rather inexplicably and conveniently relocated to the sight of the original story of "Sleepy Hollow," and he has become active in the Halloween festivals centered around the Headless Horseman. Packed with the requisite teenage drama--potential new girlfriend (Cuoco), her bully of a boyfriend (a bloated Nick Carter), a disapproving dad (Judge Reinhold)--Zegers must also contend with a murderous spirit. A delightfully over-the-top Keach plays the grave keeper/mentor/historian who is essential to keeping the rather tenuous plot alive. A couple of beheadings later and the crew is banded together for a final showdown. Again, it's all played rather straightforward and that's to the film's detriment because I really just wanted to laugh along and have a good ride.
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