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A pair of brothers stumble upon a mysterious hole in their basement that leads to the darkest corridors of their fears and nightmares.

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Susan and her sons Dane and Lucas Thompson move from Brooklyn to Bensonville, in the countryside. Dane is upset with the constant changes of address and the family has lived in many cities. Lucas and Dane befriend their next door neighbor, the gorgeous Julie and the brothers find a bottomless hole in the basement of their house locked with several padlocks. They take the locks off and soon they are haunted by their darkest fears. Further, they believe that the hole might be a gateway to hell. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated PG-13 for frightening images, violence and some language | See all certifications »

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11 June 2010 (Italy)  »

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The Hole 3D  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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£906,722 (UK) (24 September 2010)
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The film never received a release in the United States because all the screens were dominated by blockbuster 3D releases. A smaller film with an unknown cast simply couldn't get a foothold. See more »

Goofs

The ZIP code on the letter to Dane is for an address in Corcoran CA, not Morristown NJ. See more »

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Julie: I know what you've got. You've got a gateway to hell under your house. And that is really cool.
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The clown's head re-appears at the end of the closing credits and winks. See more »

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Referenced in Gateway to Hell: The Making of 'The Hole' (2010) See more »

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Flaws and All
Written and Performed by Sarah Solovay
Published by Sarah Solovay Music (ASCAP)
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Not that bad!
5 September 2012 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

There's a handful of directors who stand as tall as Joe Dante when it comes to movies a kid/teen growing in the 80s grew up with. Joe Dante is a legend, directing such classics as The Gremlins, Explorers, Innerspace, The 'burbs and co-directing Twilight Zone the Movie and Amazon Women on the Moon. Such nostalgia, but like many of his contemporaries, he didn't really make anything noteworthy after those.

Needless to say I was still looking forward to seeing The Hole, which in paper looked like he was kind of returning to his forte - sort of family horror comedy. And that's exactly what it was! I'm already out of the target group, but still I really enjoyed the movie. It's finally a Joe Dante movie that we've been waiting for a long time.

The story is great, a mystery Hole in the floor. Quite a few clichéd horror moments, but that's totally fine, clichés are OK when you do it tongue in cheek and not too seriously. Still I must say I was a bit surprised how tense it got here and there. Spooky stuff.

One of the only real gripes with this movie is the fact that it looks a bit low budget (I'm not sure if 10 mil qualifies as a low budget, it's an awful lot of money). It's got a bit of a TV movie feel. No big stars, good looking but rather small scale sets. Still old Dante fans will love a few cameos and familiar faces.

Other gripe with the movie is that I don't find Chris Massoglias characters very likable. I didn't like him in Cirque du Freak and neither in this movie. The kid brother was so much better actor creating a much more likable character.

Having also seen John Carpenters return movie "The Ward", I'd have to say Dante won this round. I hope these two 80s superstars will still return to form with a real big budget movie showing the younger directors what they're really made of.


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