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Adults Are Useless: Many of the adults fall under this, with the exception of Alison the town 'crazy' lady who is the only one to believe Sam because thirty years ago her sister was taken too.
Don't Go Into the Woods: Sam and Emily let Olivia walk home alone through the woods, and then she disappears.
The Cassandra: Sam tries to get her foster parents and friends to believe her when she says that there's something wrong with Olivia, but they won't listen.
Creepy Child: The whole plot of the movie revolves around this trope. Olivia is a nice, normal little girl until she returns from the forest after being lost. Then she begins antagonizing people, killing dogs, and ripping the eyes out of her stuffed animals.
Foreshadowing: Olivia's stuffed animals have all had their eyes ripped out. During the later half of the movie, Sam's best friend Emily is brutally murdered by the 'fake' Olivia and her eyes have been torn out.
Gory Discretion Shot: Subverted, the movie seems to enjoy rubbing the two gory scenes there are in the faces of the viewers. First, Logan is attacked by Olivia in the woods and there is often a close up of his bone sticking out of his leg, and another is Emily's bloody corpse with a close-up of her eye being crushed in Olivia's fingers.
Humanoid Abomination: The 'Hollow Ones' are creatures or spirits that lure young children into the woods and then 'inhabit' them and return to wreak havoc on their poor families because they hate people.
Lights Off, Somebody Dies: When Emily gets up and goes to the kitchen, the scene turns back to her room, where all the lights in Emily's house suddenly go off. Sam goes into the kitchen to find that Emily has been brutally murdered by the creature.
Surprisingly Sudden Death: Emily's death is incredibly gory for something that happened so quickly and quietly. She is in the kitchen and becomes startled, then there's a crashing noise and the next thing you know, she's dead and just had her eyeballs ripped out.
The Hollow Child (2017)
It's entirely possible that this movie has the WORST Father/Foster Father I've seen, well recently anyway. Seriously, if someone is going to be a foster parent aren't they supposed to be loving, understanding & actually want to open the hearts & homes to troubled children who've been dealt a bad hand in life?! I'm sorry this "review" is basically a rant about a single character in this flick, but honestly I just can't stress it enough, this foster father has literally no redeeming value & frankly he just really pissed me off!
This was another movie that uses a child goes into the woods and possibly come back as something else. There are some minor changes to the basic story this time around. The lead character that suspects something is wrong is an older foster sister. The child in question, Olivia, has a mean streak in her when she returns. That ended up being kind of funny at times the way she showed it. I also liked Hannah Cheramy, who played Olivia, especially her evil version.
Highly intelligent and malicious creatures known as The Hollow Ones live in the Woods and entice children with their hypnotic folklore music. Samantha, a young foster teen must fight to expose these dangerous supernatural impostors and save her younger sister who has been taken, otherwise her soul will be lost forever. The Hollow Child is directed by Canadian filmmaker Jeremy Lutter, making his feature directorial debut after a number of short films previously. The screenplay is written by Ben Rollo. This first premiered at the Victoria Independent Film Festival last year. Vertical Entertainment will release The Hollow Child in select theaters + on VOD starting May 18th later this month. Who wants to see this?
Highly intelligent and malicious creatures known as The Hollow Ones live in the Woods and entice children with their hypnotic folklore music. Samantha, a young foster teen must fight to expose these dangerous supernatural impostors and save her younger sister who has been taken, otherwise her soul will be lost forever.
Order, Family Court, Bronx County (Annette Louise Guarino, Referee), entered on or about August 25, 2016, which, insofar as appealed from as limited by the briefs, after a hearing, dismissed respondent father's petition to modify a custody order to change custody of the parties' minor children from petitioner mother to him, unanimously affirmed, without costs.
Family Court properly found that there was no change in circumstances to warrant a modification of the 2009 custody order, and that a change in custody would not be in the best interests of the children (see Matter of Sergei P. v Sofia M., 44 AD3d 490 [1st Dept 2007]). The father's claims of educational neglect ring hollow, since, after moving to Georgia, he failed to visit the children for some six years or to learn about their educational background and needs. The father, while claiming that the children were performing poorly in school, did not know the name of their school, and was not sure what grade each child was currently enrolled in.
Furthermore, the record showed that the mother took appropriate steps to address the children's challenges and learning disabilities by working with their school and obtaining necessary services for them (see Matter of Liza R. v Lin F., 110 AD3d 513 [1st Dept 2013]). The mother, without the father's assistance, saw to the children's health and obtained physical therapy when needed. Moreover, relocating to Georgia would not be in the best interests of the subject children, who maintain positive relationships with their grandparents, older siblings and other relatives, all of whom live in New York City. 041b061a72