Who else remembers Holes???
Well this film is called The Hole in the Ground and is nothing like that.
While the IMDb synopsis for Holes is:
“A wrongfully convicted boy is sent to a brutal desert detention camp where he joins the job of digging holes for some mysterious reason.“
The synopsis for the film I’m supposed to be writing about reads:
“Trying to escape her broken past, Sarah O’Neill is building a new life on the fringes of a backwood rural town with her young son Chris. A terrifying encounter with a mysterious neighbour shatters her fragile security, throwing Sarah into a spiralling nightmare of paranoia and mistrust, as she tries to uncover if the disturbing changes in her little boy are connected to an ominous sinkhole buried deep in the forest that borders their home.“
So to reiterate, they are very much different films.
I don’t even suppose any The Hole in the Ground characters’ first and last names make a palindrome.
They don’t. Meanwhile…
I think it’s pretty obvious what the better film is.
Alright the horror film, the horror film. Where was I?
Single mum Sarah moves with her son to a rural town near a forest to escape her past which already seems like a huge rookie error – the kind of thing that absolutely wouldn’t happen in any other genre of film – but we’ll look past that.
Anyway, the titular hole in the ground isn’t a metaphor, and there really is a huge hole in the ground. Initially Sarah believes her son has fallen in it, but when he returns, her suspicions are mooted. Only for a short while though, as said son begins to behave weirdly, and she begins to think her son may not have returned at all.
The Hole in the Ground is due for a March release and it looks pretty scary.
This is what Zero from Holes looks like now…
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