March 30th 2012
  • Horror/Thriller,
  • R,
  • 100 min,
  • Millennium Entertainment
  • Cast: Clive Owen, Carice van Houten, Daniel Brühl, Ella Purnell, Kerry Fox, Pilar López de Ayala, Lolita Chakrabarti, Mark Wingett, Imogen Gray, Ella Hunt, Héctor Alterio, Izán Corchero, Adam Leese, Craig Stevenson, Raymond Waring, Matthew Hodgkin
  • Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
  • Writers: Nicolás Casariego, Jaime Marques
  • Producers: Belén Atienza, Mercedes Gamero, Enrique López Lavigne
  • Executive Producer: Jesús de la Vega
  • Art Direction: Iñigo Navarro
  • Casting: Shaheen Baig
  • Costume Design: Tatiana Hernández
  • D.O.P.: Enrique Chediak
  • Makeup: Cecilia Escot
  • Music: Roque Baños


Though no one can see him, Hollow Face lurks in the corners, desperately desiring love but only knowing how to spread fear and hate. He creeps into the life of John Farrow (Clive Owen) after Farrow's beloved 13-year-old daughter Mia (Ella Purnell) is assaulted in their home. The line between the real and the imaginary blurs as fissures start to open within the family unit. It seems that no security measure can keep Hollow Face out.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: London, UK; Madrid, Spain
  • MPAA Warning: Terror, horror violence, some sexuality/nudity and language
  • Production Budget: $13 million
  • Production Companies: Antena 3 Films, Apaches Entertainment, Universal Pictures International
  • Production Schedule: 13 July 2010 - September 2010

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2012 Guide Analysis: "A $13 million American, British and Spanish co-production shot in London and Madrid, this English-language project marks Fresnadillo's first feature since the well-received sequel "28 Weeks Later" back in 2007.

The filmmaker is something of a perfectionist, spending a great deal of time composing shots and tweaking which is why it has taken some time for this psychological thriller with supernatural overtones to get to the screen.

The story follows a young boy and girl who're having the same nightmares - he's living in Madrid, she's in London today. When their parents seek help, they soon learn each has been having visions of a sinister intruder in their homes nicknamed 'Hollow Face' who has designs on them.

This allows Fresnadillo to explore the differences of how people tackle the same problem through either religion or science. After premiering in Toronto last year, reviews were good but claim that the last act somewhat collapses due to a predictable twist and attempts to logically explain events. Should be a fun genre effort nonetheless."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 7 October 2011: Spain
  • 1 December 2011: Bahrain, Kuwait
  • 2 December 2011: India
  • 11 January 2012: Belgium, France
  • 19 January 2012: Germany
  • 20 January 2012: Lithuania
  • 27 January 2012: Ireland, UK
  • 23 February 2012: Singapore
  • 14 March 2012: Malta
  • 16 May 2012: Sweden