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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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Credited cast:
Seána Kerslake ... Sarah O'Neill
James Quinn Markey ... Chris O'Neill
Simone Kirby ... Louise Caul
Steve Wall ... Rob Caul
Eoin Macken ... Jay Caul
Sarah Hanly Sarah Hanly ... Lil Jones
James Cosmo ... Des Brady
Kati Outinen ... Noreen Brady
Bennett Andrew Bennett Andrew ... Doctor
David Crowley ... Teacher
John Quinn John Quinn ... Detective
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stevie Greaney Stevie Greaney ... Perent
Chloe Grogan Chloe Grogan ... School girl
Jake Grogan Jake Grogan ... School boy
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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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:

Rupa u Zemlji See more »

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$21,072, 7 March 2019
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2.35 : 1
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The opening scenes shares a shot very similar to on from Evil Dead(2013) See more »

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Sarah O'Neill: You're not my son.
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Creepy and effective, if somewhat a bit lacking
18 February 2019 | by KawaiiKiwiSee all my reviews

Movies involving evil or mean children often manage to creep us out the most for some reason. The Hole in the Ground is no exception. It's a small Irish production with only a few characters, but it manages to pull off a very chilling atmosphere of dread, after a mother and her son moves into their new house in a deserted area on the edge of a large dense forest. The movie really manages to make you feel their sense of loneliness as the mother stumbles upon a mysterious huge hole in the middle of the forest behind their house. Her boy begins to acts strange after he runs away one night in the forest, and she starts questioning his identity and also, her sanity. The actress playing the mother is very good at displaying her mixed emotions and the boy really conveys a feeling of unpleasantness. This coupled with the creepy atmosphere really pulls you in. It's more of a drama-psychological horror and not everyone will appreciate the slow and subtle tone of the movie, but if you enjoyed smart horror like Under the Shadow and Goodnight Mommy, then I think you will like this. It's not quite as good and it unfortunately lacks a little bit of explanation at the end, but sometimes I think it's okay for movie to leave a bit up to the viewers to figure out by themselves. I just wish it ran maybe 10 minutes longer to better develop the events leading to the conclusion.


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