Joe Dante's THE HOLE Finally Hits US Theaters In September, New Trailer Released

Todd Brown, Founder and Editor
That it's taken three years for Joe Dante's The Hole to find distribution in his home country is somewhat baffling. The director of Gremlins and Small Soldiers delivered one of the stronger titles of his career with this pre-teen friendly horror effort and expectations were high when a wave of positive press came out of the 2009 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival. Perhaps expectations were too high, in retrospect, and the people calling the shots pushed their asking prices too high but whatever the reason it is finally coming to the big screen in America on September 28th.

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 sooner they are haunted by their darkest fears. Further, they believe that the hole might be a gateway to hell.
With the release date now set a new trailer has arrived on the scene and it's a good one. Check it out below.

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  • joe35

    About time. Can't wait to see it. We need more "family horror" like we used to get in the '80s. Looks like vintage Dante.

  • ragedaddy72

    I totally agree, I have this film on dvd and this should have been a straight to dvd movie. It doesn't come off like a film that should be in theaters. It's just not that good.

  • mlang1247

    I have seen the Thai DVD of THE HOLE and I know why it has taken so long to be released in the US. It is simply not good at all as it has a simple and boring plotline acted by weak actors. Whatever Dante had in the past, it does not show up with this clunker.

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