Twenty years ago a pair of serial killers terrified the nation. Their crimes made national headlines.
Their final target was The Hollow Campground. An entire family was dragged from their cabins and slaughtered. Then the killers vanished.
Now they’re back. And ready to hunt again.
The Hollow has recently re-opened, but people haven’t forgotten the carnage that took place there. Liz Mallory is taking a weekend camping trip to the Hollow with her old college friends.
Liz doesn’t know they’re being watched. The Hollow killers have come home, and the weekend plans are about to take a turn for the worse.
When the killers descend on the campground, Liz and her friends must wage a desperate battle to survive.
The Hollow. How long could you survive?
Heading out to the wilderness is a fun and peaceful way to enjoy time with friends and family. But when the cabins you are staying in have a macabre history, that little piece of heaven that looked so good can become a nightmare come true. A getaway from it all vacation is exactly what Liz and her small group of friends were hoping for, but it is far from what they got when the Hannah’s husband and Sonya’s fiancée are brutally murdered by the same group who wrecked havoc 15 years ago in the very same spot and now they are after the survivors.
Within the pages of The Hollow we are introduced to quite a few additional characters other than our group of campers, a gentleman, Jacob, who is in search of the murders of his wife and child. A few minor characters who were included to merely be redshirts introduced just long enough to be mutilated and, of course, the psychopaths themselves play a prominent part in the gruesome action.
The attention to detail and setting is superb and the action is practically nonstop. To be sure, Anthony Izzo pulls no punches when it comes to violence. We get very detailed and grotesque scenes of what is happening to the victims.
I have to say the only real issue I had with The Hollow is some of the behaviors of the characters, particularly their internal monologue. For example, one girl has just witnessed a man be brutally killed and eaten when she is captured by the same group and is being led to the area where she witnessed the murder, all she is thinking about is how she wished she was wearing a winter hat because it’s cold? There were, also, several times where one of the survivors finally gets the upper hand and kills her attacker, but comments or thinks about how bad she feels. They have killed your family and friends and countless other people…they deserve no mercy. Like I said, it just seemed to be odd thinking on the part of the good guys.
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Espresso rating: Double with a splash of milk