The Hole In the Ground

The Hole In the Ground

By Lee Cronin

  • Genre: Thriller
  • Release Date: 2019-03-01
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1h 30min
  • Director: Lee Cronin
  • Production Company: Bankside Films
  • Production Country: Ireland, United Kingdom
  • iTunes Price: USD 12.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 6.99
From 47 Ratings


Sarah and her young son Chris move to a new home in the Irish countryside next to a forest that hides an enormous sinkhole. One night, Chris vanishes, and when he reappears he seems unharmed and unchanged. But, as his behavior grows increasingly disturbing, Sarah begins to fear that the boy who has returned may not be her son at all. The feature debut from writer-director Lee Cronin, The Hole in the Ground weaves suspense, terror, and supernatural folklore into a richly evocative story about the primal fears of motherhood.




  • Wonderful, Scary...

    By Currankei
    ... and it actually ENDED! It didn’t just STOP, like most modern horror movies! It actually BUILT to an EXPLANATION and a full, satisfying ENDING! And, a great, plausible, earned one, too. Well written, directed and acted, this was a wonderful and COMPLETE movie experience. HIGHLY recommended!
  • Boring...

    By onetraks
    i will say the acting was good, but the story was slow, lacking, and overall boring. there was potential in the story but the delivery wasnt there and was predictable. i wouldnt recoment it.
  • Boring

    By Jaredpolitic
    Boring movie, not scary at all.. don’t waste your money
  • Almost a horror classic...almost.

    By RD-in-Maine
    Strong creepy mother-child gothic horror with an undertow of being a new classic but not quite. It has a great subtext of distrust between a mother and child but there’s something that feels disconnected between the backdrop of the story and the way the film chooses to depict the mother’s reaction to it. Whereas in other mother-child horror stories (The Exorcist, Babadook, Hereditary, The Shining, etc) the anguish, horror and emotion (and our empathy for her) comes through the performance of the actor playing the mother — that doesn’t seem to be the case here. Given how this plays out, I don’t fault the actor in question; it feels as if this was direction or perhaps even cutting room floor. I’d rather have more of mom and kid and less of mom and wallpaper. Yet having made that criticism, still enjoyed it, great filmmaking, beautifully shot, doesn’t rely on endless jump scares, extremely creepy idea and with some wonderful moments in it. But it ends up feeling like a missed opportunity, perhaps because I loved so much else about it.
  • Creepy AF

    By Anonymous Person!
    Had a few genuinely frightening scenes - worth a rent, for certain.
  • Decently creepy

    By Airoen
    Rented this, and though I probably won't see it again, I found it was worthwhile. Wouldn't recommend buying, though I'm comfortable saying this is something you could rent if you're in the mood for a creepy movie, and not be dissapointed.