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The Hole in the Ground (2019)

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A young mother living in the Irish countryside with her son suspects his increasingly disturbing behavior is linked to a mysterious sinkhole in the forest, and fears he may not be her son at all.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Seána Kerslake ... Sarah O'Neill
James Quinn Markey ... Chris O'Neill
Kati Outinen ... Noreen Brady
David Crowley ... Teacher
Simone Kirby ... Louise Caul
Steve Wall ... Rob Caul
Eoin Macken ... Jay Caul
Sarah Hanly Sarah Hanly ... Lil Jones
Bennett Andrew Bennett Andrew ... Doctor
James Cosmo ... Des Brady
John Quinn John Quinn ... Detective
Miro Lopperi Miro Lopperi ... 'It'
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Trying to escape her broken past, Sarah O'Neill is building a new life on the fringes of a backwood rural town with her young son Chris. A terrifying encounter with a mysterious neighbour shatters her fragile security, throwing Sarah into a spiralling nightmare of paranoia and mistrust, as she tries to uncover if the disturbing changes in her little boy are connected to an ominous sinkhole buried deep in the forest that borders their home.

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Horror

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Rated R for some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Gross USA:

$21,072, 7 March 2019
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2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Sarah O'Neill: Then tell me I'm wrong. Tell me I'm crazy.
Des Brady: I can't.
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References The Shining (1980) See more »

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DESIRE
Performed by Val James
Written by Cathal McKeon
One Two Many Songs Ltd.
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Could have been better, an interesting bore.
7 February 2019 | by hampersnow-28905See all my reviews

This movie had many positive elements, great cinematography, fine acting , spooky atmosphere and the horror movie soundtrack . Unfortunately it came completely undone by being too slow, not very exciting or scary and didn't really have much of a story. Everything in this movie seemed to have been taken from some other better horror movie. While Seana Kerslake is very convincing in the lead role, so much of the movie is just close-ups of her face. It doesn't help that at times when in real life there would be dialogue between characters, there isn't any here. Scenes with not much happening go on too long. Horror films need more then just atmosphere and I'm sick of the phrase "slow burn" to describe films that are in fact just " slow and boring ".


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