The Hole (2009) – The Pure Evil

The Hole (2009)

  • Release Date:  2009
  • Genre:  Haunted House
  • Director:  Joe Dante
  • Screenwriter:  Mark L. Smith
  • Cast & Crew: Chris Massoglia, Haley Bennett, Nathan Gamble, Teri Polo, Bruce Dern, Quinn Lord, John DeSantis, Douglas Chapman, Mark Pawson, Peter Shinkoda, Jonathan Bruce, Merritt Patterson, Ali Cobrin, Chelsea Ricketts, Chord Overstreet

The Hole (2009)Rating:

The Hole is one of the popular horror movie of 2009 which has got a good response from the audiences and also, we see the mixed reaction of the people through this horror movie.

  • Dylan is famous critics which have given a rating of this  movie 6.5 / 10;
  • Eloise is another popular critics which have given a rating of this movie 6 / 10;
  • Raoul has like this movie and given The Hole rating of   6 / 10;

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The Hole (2009) Synopsis:

As they move to a new house in a new city, Dane and his little brother Lucas discover a malefic hole in the basement.

The Hole (2009) Review:

The Hole is the newest horror release by Joe Dante, one of the greatest horror directors of all time (Gremlins, Piranha, The Howling, etc.)

As the title suggest, the movie is about a hole that contains darkness, or pure evil, or whatever you like to call it. The concept is interesting, and the fact that the hole reacts differently for each character is a real plus in the story. It allows the film to play with multiples horror genres such as clown, possession, etc.

As in most of Dante’s movies, the tone of the film is the one of the typical American teen saga, featuring the usual American family as main characters, but also the hot bimbo, etc. The characters are quite endearing, even though they tend to lack credibility. The story is also a little childish and, of course, features a happy ending that makes it very predictable. Yet, the film manages to be surprisingly captivating, mainly because of the well-made and surprisingly creepy horror scenes which greatly contrast with the overall family-oriented aspect of the movie.

The shallow ending is really disappointing and diminishes all experience. Still, it is an entertaining film that confirms Joe Dante’s place as one of the best horror directors alive.