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The Hole (2009)

PG-13 | | Fantasy, Thriller | 11 June 2010 (Italy)
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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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Joe Dante

Writer:

Mark L. Smith
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Massoglia ... Dane
Haley Bennett ... Julie
Nathan Gamble ... Lucas
Teri Polo ... Susan
Bruce Dern ... Creepy Carl
Quinn Lord ... Annie Smith
John DeSantis ... Monster Dad (as John Desantis)
Douglas Chapman ... Normal Dad (as Doug Chapman)
Mark Pawson Mark Pawson ... Travis
Peter Shinkoda ... Young Cop
Jonathan Bruce ... Mover
Merritt Patterson ... Jessica (as Merrit Patterson)
Ali Cobrin ... Tiffany
Chelsea Ricketts ... Whitney
Chord Overstreet ... Adam
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

It Knows Your Deepest Fears. See more »

Genres:

Fantasy | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

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

When Julie is reading her book in bed, the power briefly goes out, along with her music. However, when she falls off her bed, you can briefly catch a glimpse of her iPod, which does not require a wall outlet to function and thus, should not have stopped playing music when the power went down.

Clearly the Evil affects all Electrical appliances/equipment so the power going off on her iPod would be perfectly acceptable. See more »

Quotes

Dane: We just want to know if you built the hole, and what it's about.
Creepy Carl: Nobody built the hole! The hole has been there since the world's first scream.
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Crazy Credits

Still images of the cast appear on the end credits. The depths of the hole provide the backdrop for the end credits. See more »

Connections

References Mad Love (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Much better then expected. Still geared toward teens but reminded me a lot of "Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark". Entertaining. I say B
12 July 2012 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"You've got a gateway to hell under your house and that's really cool." Susan (Polo) and her sons Dane (Massoglia) & Lucas (Gamble) have just moved into a new house. Dane is upset about having to move again and that isn't helping to make the move easy. When he meets the girl next door he finally has a friend and they start to explore the house. When the stumble upon a door in the floor of their basement then unknowingly open a gateway to hell and become haunted by their darkest fears. Going in I honestly expected this to be a cheesy teen-ager type horror. While it was geared toward teens this movie was actually not bad at all. This is a horror movie but it's done by the same director of the "Gremlins" movies so it's not scary scary but it is very entertaining and fast paced. There are quite a bit of disturbing scenes and images in this but nothing that will keep you up with nightmares so that is always good. The movie was made a few years ago and just now getting released but I would compare this to "Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark" in terms of plot and idea. If you liked that movie you will like this one too. I enjoyed it. Overall, an entertaining and a little creepy movie that was much better then I expected. I give it a B+.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Netherlands]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 June 2010 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hole 3D See more »

Filming Locations:

Kittanning, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,457,002
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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