October 12, 2011 in Uncategorized
31 Days of Halloween
The Hole (2009)
Joe Dante’s been long overdue for a Horror film. While THE HOLE isn’t straight up terrifying and gory, it’s a welcomed scary movie aimed at giving kids a dose of Horror.
Unfortunately, THE HOLE hasn’t seen a U.S. release yet. The main issue being that it was shot in 3D and I believe the distributer is having a hell of a time booking 3D showings. (Pure speculation) It’s a shame, because how many Horror films can be considered “Family Friendly?” THE HOLE is a fine excursion into horror, with child protagonists battling unimaginable evil while the parents remain clueless. It’s a fun genre escape and well done. What I love is, it’s not gimmicky or counting on nostalgia to pull viewers along. THE HOLE is a well written, self contained story that both kids and adults can relate to.
I’m not as blown away as I wanted to be with Joe Dante’s return to horror, but I’m pretty damn impressed.
It’s a shame THE HOLE doesn’t have US distribution, though. So you can’t rent it. I bought the Region A Korean Blu Ray release, but I’m sure there are cheaper ways to see this…
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