“Hollow in the Land” shows that Scooter Corkle has quite the future in film. For a feature that echoes “Winter’s Bone” and “Out of the Furnace”, the film finds its feet by trusting so much of the story to lead actress Dianna Agron. Somewhere, between our capable heroine and the smooth direction, we get quite a world. A young woman is holding her struggling family together and then her brother goes missing after a murder. While the third act can’t hold up to the rest of the journey, it doesn’t matter.

For a solid hour, I was hooked to an indie feature that I didn’t know existed before December started. I love it when certain films can sneak up on me at Year’s End and leave me floored. Stories about average people becoming detectives out of necessity thrills me. Whether it’s in novels, comics, TV or film…I’m there for this kind of action. While it might not appear in every city this December, I recommend keeping it on your radar. “Hollow in the Land” deserves to be seen by many people. Give it a shot.


  • 1 hr and 32 mins
  • Not Rated
  • Vertical Entertainment


  • 90%
    Film Score - 90%

The Plot Thus Far

With her father in jail and her mother having left when she was young, Alison Miller is the matriarch of the family watching over her only sibling Brandon. But on the anniversary of their father’s crimes, their family is pushed to its limits: a dead man has been found in a trailer park and Brandon is missing from the scene of the crime.

In a race against time, Alison must find Brandon and unearth the truth before he ends up behind bars or inside a casket. But the harder she looks, the more people turn up dead, and Alison soon becomes a suspect herself. On the brink of losing everything, on the run from the law, and living up to the Miller stigma, she is desperate to reveal the truth, but secrets get buried deep in this town and if she’s not careful, she’ll get buried with them…

HOLLOW IN THE LAND, a tense neo noir crime thriller, is the feature-length debut from writer/director Scooter Corkle. The film stars Dianna Agron (Glee, I Am Number Four, The Family), Shawn Ashmore (X-Men series, The Following), Rachelle Lefevre (Twilight, Under The Dome), and Michael Rogers (Beyond The Black Rainbow, Fringe).


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