In the very menacing “The Hole in the Ground”, a solid debut from the Irish director Lee Cronin, young mother Sarah (Seána Kerslake) and her son Chris (James Quinn Markey) have just moved into a secluded house in the countryside — which will never be good so as not to blame the victims here. Your house is located near a forest, in the center of which is the large main character About 100 feet in diameter, dug like a mine. There is not even a fence around it. This is very peril!
But in the horror of the movie, it’s not about making someone fall down the hole, no matter how funny. There are other disturbing factors, including an elderly Aboriginal woman, Noreen (Kati Outinen), who made the cuckoo some time ago thinking that her son had been replaced by a “change”.”Now she walks the streets in a balaclava and cape as a harbinger of fate and is the subject of local legends.
If you didn’t know, Sarah soon has the same suspicions against Chris. He seems a little different since you moved here, and even his benign actions like eating spaghetti or combing his hair seem scary to him now. She has vivid hallucinations that, as a spectator, make us doubt that she is collapsing or that there is anything else in the game. And what does the hole have to do with that?
Goosebumps follow. The Horror of the Film is more based on the Tension and Uncertainty of surprise, and is never unbearable or grotesque. The screaming sound design can be pretentious (and does all the work in some scenes), but other than that and the fact that the Movie lasts exactly one (1) scene longer than it should, I don’t have much trouble with this atmospheric and efficient little chiller.