Music composed by: Stephen McKeon
Producers:Conor Barry, John Keville
Screenplay:Lee Cronin, Stephen Shields
Kerslake, James Cosmo, Eoin Macken, Kati Outinen
Movie Information and Synopsis from Google
Sarah’s young son disappears into the woods behind their rural home. When he
returns, he looks the same, but his behaviour grows increasingly disturbing.
Sarah begins to believe that the boy who returned may not be her son at all.
her son Chris move to a deserted woodland area. The single mother and her son
have a close bond. Early on, it is hinted that Sarah may have been at the hands
of domestic violence from Chris’s dad and seems to be upset when Chris asks or
talks about him. “Why did we move here without him? It’s not that simple
violence is confirmed in a later scene at a doctor’s appointment.
potentially fatal crash scene is shown in the first few minutes and both main
characters are unhurt. A woman with a long white dress and a black cloak walks
barefoot along the road while Sarah tries to figure out why she’s in the middle
of the road in the first place. The woman continues to whisper to herself
seemingly unaware that Sarah is trying to talk to her.
her son return home. Chris asks about his dad before running off into the woods
as Sarah chases after him. Sarah sees the hole in the ground. Chris stands
Later, Sarah attends dinner with friends as they talk about the woman she had seen earlier on the road.
a noise in the night and goes downstairs to see that the door is open. She goes
out to find Chris who has disappeared and proceeds to call the police only for
Chris to show up minutes later.
sleeping tablets from the doctor. Around half an hour into the film, the woman
is seen yet again. The woman’s husband comes outside to introduce himself. The
woman begins to glare strangely at Chris who is seated in the passenger seat.
The woman bangs her head on the window and repeatedly shouts he’s not your son.
A frightened Sarah returns home with Chris.
after this event, Sarah begins to question if Chris is her son or if the young
boy in her house is an imposter.
was giving off Blair witch project and case 39 vibes. Some would say it even
has a similar plot to the changeling. There was great acting from Seana
Kerslake in this. After starring in various comedic roles (A date for mad Mary
and can’t cope, won’t cope), I was surprised to see her star in a horror film. A
talented Irish actress.
– child horror plot has been done many times already. Emily and Lilith in “Case
39” and Christine challenging the authorities in “Changeling” had a very
similar plot to “The Hole in the Ground”.
film was chilling at times, the unoriginal plot made it seem like the Irish
Changeling. The film had its good moments with some creepy scenes. The first
half of the film was well done and kept the audience entertained. However,
shortly after the plot began to fall into a hole of its own as the movie had no
direction and even I was confused as to what exactly was going on.
I’m glad the
Irish have begun to take on horror movies. As a debut Irish horror, I would
have to say the director Lee Cronin did pretty well. The cinematography was
very well done and suited the film perfectly with the chilling atmosphere all
the while keeping the colour palette the same throughout. Extra points for
keeping the film bright throughout (I hate watching horrors where it’s dark the
whole film and you can’t see a thing).
plot was unoriginal but up until the final parts of the film, it was a fairly
creepy Irish horror. Sadly, I was disappointed with the ending as instead of
feeling pleased, I was very confused by the film’s conclusion. A good Irish
You can watch the trailer for The Hole in the Ground here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj18aFsAT1E
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