Trying to escape her broken past, Sarah O’Neill is building a new life on the fringes of a backwood rural town with her young son Chris. A terrifying encounter with a mysterious neighbour shatters her fragile security, throwing Sarah into a spiralling nightmare of paranoia and mistrust, as she tries to uncover if the disturbing changes in her little boy are connected to an ominous sinkhole buried deep in the forest that borders their home.
The script plays straight out of a text book on “how to write a movie plot”, complete with pointless filler lines to meet all requirements. “Tell me I’m crazy!” (Me at the screen: HE JUST DID BY NOT BELIEVING YOU!) I know that example will only make sense if you’ve seen the film, but it was the scene that crawled most up my spine and I had to use it. Ok, let me just get my eye rolling out of the way. In the end the pacing is dull and I really didn't care what happened to either character. I feel like this should have been better. The creepy atmosphere and acting was great but since neither the acting team or sound editors were given much to work with, all anyone can do is shrug.
... and it actually ENDED! It didn’t just STOP, like most modern horror movies! It actually BUILT to an EXPLANATION and a full, satisfying ENDING! And, a great, plausible, earned one, too. Well written, directed and acted, this was a wonderful and COMPLETE movie experience. HIGHLY recommended!
i will say the acting was good, but the story was slow, lacking, and overall boring. there was potential in the story but the delivery wasnt there and was predictable. i wouldnt recoment it.
The Hole in the Ground | Official Trailer HD | A24