Saturday Special: Hallowed Ground [Film]

 

“A married couple, trying to rebuild their relationship after an affair, travels to a secluded cabin and stumbles into a blood feud between the Native American owners of the property and the neighboring clan, who obsessively guard their land and punish those who trespass on it in terrifying ways.” – October Coast PR

 

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Today’s Saturday Special is basically a film that is giving us good Halloween vibes a solid fiscal quarter early. Hallowed Ground is another absolutely incredible independent horror film that simply hits all the right marks. Notably, it has a truly despicable villain that you absolutely feel zero sympathy for throughout the film’s entirety. I personally always appreciate this. Not to put down the frequently mentioned on this site, Jason Voorhies, but sometimes I truly do enjoy just knowing that the antagonist of the film is truly a piece of shit, and they deserve to die. Like, could we all really blame the shark from Jaws? Wasn’t the shark just, you know, being a shark? Anyway, I am digressing from the point here: Hallowed Ground is an independently made cinematic masterpiece that I truly feel you will all enjoy deeply. It’s also insanely clever in the way that it take the concept of same sex marriage as real non-issue (because it isn’t) but manages to wrap the idea around the little brains of the film’s villains, only making them appear even more ridiculous. This is progress Folks, and it would be impossible to disagree with it.

 

 

 

The cast of Hallowed Ground is also extremely solid. You got a frizzle beard Ritchie Montgomery acting absolutely insane, yet knows the entire truth. Ritchie, of course, has been in just about everything since the early 80’s, so there is no real surprise there. If you got Montgomery in your film, he’s only going to make it better. But, the two newbies (to me) that really stood out and are now falling in line to be a couple of my favorite performers, especially in the world of horror, was the aforementioned antagonist of the film, Miles Doleac who portrays the appropriately named “Bill”. Bill’s performance was so good that I would put his portrayal of Bill up as an example of how to play evil, right alongside the likes of a Nurse Ratchet. He truly is that damn great. The other performer who has enlightened me to their work was one of the film’s lead protagonists, Lindsay Anne Williams. I wanted to point her out because she managed to take on the role as one of the film’s heroes, while at times also being a somewhat unlikable character, who just can’t quite seem to let go of certain “things” (people? Sorry, no spoilers!). Lindsay displays a smashing amount of emotional depth into each scene of Hallowed Ground and is beyond commendable. And as I said before, great work all around by the cast as a whole, truly the stuff that indie gold is made of, and sadly not abundant these days.

 

 

 

And if you needed another reason to check out the incredible film that is Hallowed Ground, because my cheeky compliments just weren’t quite good enough for you: I recommend you see this film especially if you are a Trainwreck’d Society purist. Our dear friend and past interview subject during our 2017 run of our Month of Horror, Wesley O’Mary, is a co-producer on the film, and even has a wonderful supporting role. Usually this sort of involvement is non real coincidence, but this time it was fun to learn that it was! So when I saw his name attached to Hallowed Ground, I knew I was in for something great! And as should you! So check it out Folks! If you love indie horror with a real purpose and meaning, you’re going to love this one!

 

Hallowed Ground will be in select theaters June 7, and releasing on VOD/DVD June 11.

 

 

 

 

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