• The Hole in the Ground (2019)

The Hole in the Ground

Release Date: March 1st, 2019

R |1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary

One night, Sarah's young son disappears into the woods behind their rural home. When he returns, he looks the same, but his behavior grows increasingly disturbing. Sarah begins to believe that the boy who returned may not be her son at all.

Cast: Seána Kerslake, James Quinn Markey, James Cosmo, Kati Outinen, Simone Kirby, Steve Wall, Eoin Macken, Sarah Hanly

Director: Lee Cronin

Genres: Horror , Thriller

Production Co: Finnish Film Foundation, Wallimage, Wrong Men North, Savage Productions, VOO, Bankside Films, Head Gear Films, Metrol Technology, A24

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Norman GidneyFilm Threat

    The Hole In the Ground surprised me, took me on a fun ride, and returned me, almost unshaken. This was a brilliantly satisfying monster movie. show more

  • 70
    Demetrios MatheouScreen International

    There’s a freshness to the characterisations, a good eye, and for a time Cronin constructs a tense guessing game as to whether it’s mental breakdown or supernatural forces at play. show more

  • 70
    Leslie FelperinThe Hollywood Reporter

    [It] will evoke comparisons for many with The Babadook, and while this is more generically conventional than Jennifer Kent's breakout thriller, it still taps potently into parental anxieties and primal fears. show more

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