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.
... 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.
Boring movie, not scary at all.. don’t waste your money
Almost a horror classic...almost.
Strong creepy mother-child gothic horror with an undertow of being a new classic but not quite.
It has a great subtext of distrust between a mother and child but there’s something that feels disconnected between the backdrop of the story and the way the film chooses to depict the mother’s reaction to it.
Whereas in other mother-child horror stories (The Exorcist, Babadook, Hereditary, The Shining, etc) the anguish, horror and emotion (and our empathy for her) comes through the performance of the actor playing the mother — that doesn’t seem to be the case here.
Given how this plays out, I don’t fault the actor in question; it feels as if this was direction or perhaps even cutting room floor. I’d rather have more of mom and kid and less of mom and wallpaper.
Yet having made that criticism, still enjoyed it, great filmmaking, beautifully shot, doesn’t rely on endless jump scares, extremely creepy idea and with some wonderful moments in it. But it ends up feeling like a missed opportunity, perhaps because I loved so much else about it.
The Hole in the Ground | Official Trailer HD | A24