From writer and director Miles Doleac comes The Hollow, a southern noir crime drama about a shady small town in Mississippi where a series of murders plague the religious, and seemingly conservative, town. The film is described as a cross between Twin Peaks and the Coen Brothers’ neo-noir thriller Blood Simple
Released by Uncork’d Entertainment the film stars James Callis, from this year’s Bridget Jones’s Baby, and features an array of talent that includes the likes of: Christiane Seidel (Boardwalk Empire) William Sadler (Hawaii Five-0, The Shawshank Redemption), William Forsythe (Boardwalk Empire, Daredevil), Miles Doleac (Containment, The Magnificent Seven) and Jeff Fahey (Lost, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series).
Here is the film’s official synopsis:
“When a U.S. congressman’s daughter passing through a small town in Mississippi dies in a mysterious triple homicide, a team of F.B.I. agents descends to investigate, the team’s brilliant but jaded lead agent battling demons both past and present, as his beautiful, tough-as-nails partner tries to hold him and the case together. They find a struggling and corrupt sheriff’s department, a shadowy and much-feared figure, who seems to be pulling all of the town’s strings from his mansion on the edge of town and a local victim with a strange connection to a number of the town’s most prominent figures.”
I had a chance to check out the mystery thriller The Hollow in lieu of its recent release. Although not a horror film, it does exude the Indie spirit that we promote here at We Are Indie Horror. The film reminded me of a more violent version of Twin Peaks, featuring a small town dynamic that exposes the machinations and corruption of authority within a tight knit religious and conservative town and their hidden contradictions of amoral behavior.
The Hollow is out now (as of October 7, 2016) in select cities, as well as VOD (Amazon Instant Video). Below is a list of cities and the theaters that will carry the film:
NY – Cinema Village
LA – Laemmle Theaters
Atlanta – Plaza Theater
Chicago – Facets Cinema
Cleveland – Tower City Cinemas
San Francisco – The Roxie
Houston – AMC Willowbrook
Boston – AMC Liberty Tree 20
Orlando – AMC Universal Cineplex
Washington D.C. – AMC Lexington
The Grand Theatre-Hattiesburg, MS
The Grand Theatre-D’Iberville, MS
For more information visit Uncork’d Entertainment’s Official Site and Facebook Page. Follow all the latest on the film on their Facebook. Check out the trailer below.