That it's taken three years for Joe Dante's The Hole
to find distribution in his home country is somewhat baffling. The director of Gremlins
and Small Soldiers
delivered one of the stronger titles of his career with this pre-teen friendly horror effort and expectations were high when a wave of positive press came out of the 2009 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival. Perhaps expectations were too high, in retrospect, and the people calling the shots pushed their asking prices too high but whatever the reason it is finally coming to the big screen in America on September 28th.
Susan and her sons Dane and Lucas Thompson move from Brooklyn to
Bensonville, in the countryside. Dane is upset with the constant changes
of address and the family has lived in many cities. Lucas and Dane
befriend their next door neighbor, the gorgeous Julie and the brothers
find a bottomless hole in the basement of their house locked with
several padlocks. They take the locks off and sooner they are haunted by
their darkest fears. Further, they believe that the hole might be a
gateway to hell.
With the release date now set a new trailer has arrived on the scene and it's a good one. Check it out below.
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