The very impressive thing of this movie is its look, experience and quality that tells you this a family-friendly flick. I read somewhere that this movie is pitching as a kind beginning to horror for teens, but it’s not, it’s actually for all age groups but definitely not appropriate for below twelve year old.
When I researched then I got to knew that Dante is a well-known maker and has experiences in this type of genre, his movies are very much rebellious in quality and content. ‘The Hole’ is also very impressive and likable, and this proves when the initial first hour is a real master class in ratcheting up terror and anxiety. Sure, there are bounties of skip shocks, but Dante cunningly places his camera close to the characters, parting most of the backdrop out of sight so you never see what's next.
The lead characters are all incredibly superior, and the first scenes with Dane and the girl-next-door experience were sensibly affected. Dante doesn't dangle about, and speedily gets to the hole. This in turn right away opens up all style of panic, with some murky and authentically fear-provoking scenes, which were exceptionally well executed.
As per my knowledge, Dante borrows a lot from the films such as The Grudge, The Sixth Sense, and so on, as I can feel many resemblances from it. Nevertheless, none of it feels slash-off. It has its own unique style and is skillfully put together, balancing the story.
For me, the last act was a slight off the wall but the overall the movie is an enjoyable experience. Bearing in mind its weight and the reality that Dante has been in the entertainment industry for over thirty years, this is to my surprise is very fresh count to the genre.
My take – A watchable flick to get entertain!
My rating – 3.5 / 5