The Hollow

Genre: Horror

Director: Kyle Newman

Screenplay: Hans Rodionoff

Starring: Kevin Zegers, Kelly Cuoco, Nick Carter, Stacey Keach, and Judge Reinhold

Ian has discovered that he is the descendant of Ichabod Crane, and that the legend of Sleepy Hallow may not be a legend. The headless horseman rides again, but is it real or just a stunt being pulled off by his arrogant classmate. One thing is for sure, people are dying, and Ian has to stop it before he’s next.

This movie is a modern day version of legendary Sleepy Hallow tale, except it’s just not a good one. It misses out on the entire reason of why this legend is so popular, because it is a good story. This is a large hint saying that is what should be the focus. Why focus on the story when you can off people? It is a reasonable argument as long as you make the effects remotely worth watching, not the case here. The acting doesn’t even give this movie any credit.

I feel that I must admit at this point that I do indeed own this film. That would be because I was a huge Backstreet Boys fan and smitten with Nick Carter. Though I still enjoy their music, I have learned my lesson and have quit my swooning ways. I think this was due more to divine intervention as my tail light accidentally got busted by some of their roadies at the last concert I went to. Apparently, I was being told that it was time to move on. Nick Carter may be pretty, but he should really stick to singing. Acting is definitely not his forte. It is now understandable why his film debut as “kid on slippy slide” in Edward Scissorhands remains uncredited.

I give this film 2 Buttery Kernals.

Coming Soon: Friday the 13th