As a hardcore horror fan, I used to watch thriller cum horror movie since childhood. However as I grew older it quickly became one of my favorite genre. When ‘The Hole’ released, I was hoping that the maker Dante would be able to recall his magic in comparison with this generation, but sadly it had recalled me again that I am still a child with a wild imagination, heading into the horror films again for the very first time. And also in the theatres, those memories were becoming very strong when the teen crowds in the audience were plainly caught speedily in their seats, horror-struck by the visions, their silence spoke louder than any screams, and just anxious for the fearsome film to come an end.
The horrendous and nightmarish begins when a single lively mother, her anguished teenager son Dane and panicky pre-teen Lucas, moves into their new-fangled house in a bizarre neighborhood. Cut to short, as the story moves on, soon they finds out an outwardly unrestricted ‘Hole’ in the ground, safe and sound away underneath a trapdoor in the underground store. Interest gets the better of the boys and it is not extended before they lower a camera into the mystifying hole in a challenge to film their mysterious experiences. However, sooner their video recording shows one of the eeriest and horrifying moments, which gives moral to those kids that some things are better left uninterrupted. After discovering the darkness beneath the trapdoor, the boys then begins to be haunted by weird and bizarre events throughout the movie, until and unless the most deadly climax part comes.
Storyline is short, but the entire screenplay offer the base for a number of frightening moments which are somewhat effectual bearing in mind ‘The Hole’ is designed for the teenager audiences. However it is not likely to have any bang on those well-known with current scary films such as Paranormal Activity series, Orphan, and so on. Apart from all this, the story still remains exciting as much as necessary to keep elder audience to get entertained for the most part, and might well fetch the old back long forgotten memories of their foremost encounters with the world of the ghostly films.
Supernatural fans who are hoping for a replicate of ‘Gremlins’ series, which Dante is best known for, will be little dissatisfied, but actually that's not to declare that ‘The Hole’ should be sack away or something, but definitely adds to the experience for fans of the genre.
As a teenager’s horror aka supernatural film ‘The Hole’ is at its first-rate, but sadly it falls short to beat the most horrifying films such as ‘Paranormal’ series, and so on. The overall story is reasonably entertaining with the direction by the renowned director is a great addition to the film. However in factual they are just not enough to keep hardcore fans completely gripped for the 90 whole minutes running time, but still it’s an average entertaining for the hardcore fans.
On the whole, ‘The Hole’ is without doubt recommended to families with youthful teenagers and to children’s who are willing to be scared by just merely fantastic sound-effects. For others, the movie will give some at par entertainment.
3 / 5