Visit filmmaker Corin Hardy’s website, and you’ll see a photo of the British director wearing a wetsuit while filming his horror movie The Hallow, which has its world premiere at Sundance this Sunday. Why did the first-timer sport such garb during the film’s shoot in Ireland?
“That was actually the last day,” says Hardy. “I was trying to do everything as real as possible. The locations were in the middle of nowhere. We shot in five forests. We shot in lakes. When I said to the actors, ‘Let’s go in this lake at four in the morning in the freezing cold,’ I had to get in with them to literally test out the ground myself. I kind of believe that whatever they’ve got to do, I’ve got to do as well.”