The Hole in the Ground (2019) Poster

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MPAA Rated R for some disturbing images

Sex & Nudity

  • No sex or nudity whatsoever, in any form.

Violence & Gore


  • Infrequent use of 'f*ck'. Other mild language throughout.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A man & woman join in a drink together while discussing their children and their pasts.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A woman begins to believe her son is an imposter.


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Violence & Gore

  • A boy attempts to bury a woman alive.
  • A woman is thrown around and beaten offscreen. She can later be seen bruised and bloody.
  • A woman has a brief vision of her son snapping a man's arm at the wrist. The bone protudes from the skin.
  • One of the shapeshifters takes the form of the protagonist and the protagonist beats it to death.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A boy catches and eats a spider.
  • A woman slams her hand and head on a car window, screaming "he's not your son."
  • A dead woman is found with her head buried in the ground and a bird picking at her back.
  • There is talk of a woman who killed her son with a car because she believed him to be an imposter.
  • A boy exhibits creepy, demon-like behaviour. A woman feels threatened by him.
  • Several slimy, mud-covered creatures are seen. They menace the protagonist and have the ability to take the shape of anyone they see.

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