In Cinemas 1st March, 2019
Lee Cronin (Minutes Past Midnight)
Seána Kerslake (A Date For Mad Mary) James Quinn Markey (Vikings) Simone Kirby (Peaky Blinders)
Steve Wall (Nails, Vikings) Eoin Macken (Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, The Forest)
James Cosmo (Highlander, Braveheart)
This is a fun but terrifying feature which counts down the nine essential lessons on parenting we’ve all learnt from watching horror movies…
Sarah moves her precocious son Chris to a secluded new home in a rural town, trying to ease his apprehensions as they hope for a fresh start after a difficult past. But after a startling encounter with a mysterious new neighbour, Sarah’s nerves are set on edge.
Chris disappears in the night into the forest behind their house, and Sarah discovers an ominous, gaping sinkhole while searching for him. Though he returns, some disturbing behavioural changes emerge, and Sarah begins to worry that the boy who came back is not her son.
Beautifully filmed in the misty, mysterious Irish countryside, and with an ominous, powerful score Stephen McKeon (Black Mirror) that recalls the rank dread of The Witch, The Hole In The Ground is a startlingly assured first film that marks Cronin as a name to watch. Following in the footsteps of acclaimed Irish horror like The Hallow, Wake Wood and Isolation, this is a surefire scarer that’ll chill you to the bone.
“A masterclass in crafting terror and striking frights… a strong contender for horror film of the year!” Starburst
“Say hello to the first great horror of 2019” ★★★★ Ian Sandwell, Digital Spy
“Sends shivers down your spine from beginning to end… very very creepy” Fortean Times
“Brilliantly ominous and unnerving” Any Good Films
“Creepy and moving” DMovies
One of the most frightening films of the year, THE HOLE IN THE GROUND is a nerve-jangling mix of The Witch and Hereditary from a formidable first time director