HOLLOW aka WYVERN HILL (2021) Serial killer movie – with new title and trailer



‘Evil lives here’

Hollow is a 2021 British horror film about a woman suffering from Alzheimer’s disease whilst a serial killer roams the countryside. Formerly known as Wyvern Hill

Directed by Jonathan Zaurin – making his feature debut – from a screenplay written by Keith Temple, the stars Pat Garrett, Pete Bird, Ellie Jeffreys and Ben Manning (The Snarling).

A series of gruesome killings is shaking Herefordshire. Meanwhile, Beth, a mother in her sixties is showing signs of early Alzheimer’s disease. Worried, her daughter Jess and son-in-law Connor, try to find a way to help her. Together they purchase an old house on Wyvern Hill so that she can move in with them and be looked after.

However, her symptoms and a slow loss of reality render Beth unable to realize that something has moved in with her, observing her every move and preparing in the darkness of Wyvern Hill…

Director Jonathan Zaurin’s statement:

“The film is a huge mix of influence, in fact, it’s quite funny because it’s not always conscious. Keith doesn’t have a particular history with horror but I have been a huge fan since I can remember and it was important to me that I injected as much of what I love into this film as possible.

The result is a weird mix of melodrama, heightened horror with ultra-violent bouts of gore and a very creepy unsettling atmosphere (and of course a touch of humour). What’s funny is that I edited an essay about Argento shortly after shooting Wyvern Hill for Arrow Video and all these influences just sort of got revealed to me by the essay. It’s not that I wasn’t aware of these influences, it’s just that I wasn’t aware to what extent they leaked into the film, from Argento to Bava (father and son) with a touch of Wes Craven, a lot of Carpenter and flashes of Tobe Hooper and a heavy influence from the 90s scene of music video and their elliptic edits.”

Cast and characters:

Pat Garrett … Beth
Pete Bird … Connor
Ellie Jeffreys … Jess
Ben Manning … Morris
Ayvianna Snow … Young Beth
Pablo Raybould … Frank
Keith Temple … Ken
Simon Blood DeVay … TV Presenter
Michael Coombes … Mr Punch
Nathan Cole … Victim 1
Emily Lane … Alison
Clova Perez-Corral … Sally
Rees Matthews … Victim 2
Lewis Booton … Alan
Alan Birch … Cab Driver

Technical details:

113 minutes (!)


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