After opening all over the rest of the world, Joe Dante's PG-13 horror feature The Hole is finally coming to theaters in the US. Here the man who helmed such menacing classics as Gremlins and The 'Burbs offers a freaky feature filled with fuel straight from your worst nightmares. Twisted girl with long, dark, string hair? Check. Demonic doll? Check. A merciless creature dedicated solely to your destruction? Double check.
With the long-delayed The Hole it seems Dante is back in fighting form, unleashing a new tale of suburban terror that centers on two brothers who discover a mysterious hole in the basement of their new home. Here Dante unfolds another premise sure to terrorize the imaginations of young audiences, as the pit at its center makes real their darkest fears.
The Hole finally has a trailer out to start spreading the word for the director's latest effort, and it looks, well, meh. At some points it looks like a made for TV movie and at others it looks like a goofy 80s faux-horror that Dante has such a strong handle on
othing is in 3D, of course, and you don't really get a sense of the movie's tone. But hearing the filmmakers talk about their use of 3D, and deliberately acknowledging that they're just trying to give the audience a good time, you can figure out whether or not this is a movie for you