Two pieces of news today for the Irish co-produced horror film The Hallow, directed by Corin Hardy. First was the announcement that the film will have its Irish premiere as part of IFI Horrorthon on October 24th. The second is that the film will be available for purchase on the US premium pay-per-view service DirecTV, from October 8th until November 4th, before it is released in US cinemas on November 6th.

The film follows a London-based conservationist who moves to Ireland with his wife 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 stars Joseph Mawle (Ripper Street), Bojana Novakovic (Edge of Darkness), Michael McElhatton (Game of Thrones) and Michael Smiley (The World’s End).

The Hallow was produced by Occupant Entertainment and Fantastic Films. It was funded by Prescience, Altus Media, Hyperion and Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board.

The Hallow will be released in Ireland on Friday November 13th. Tickets for the Horrorthon premiere are available to purchase now.

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