‘The Hole’ Trailer: Unleash Your Deepest Fears in 3D

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Trailers for Joe Dante’s The Hole have been circulating the Internet for years. Now that the film is finally being released stateside – the film first screened in 2009 – Bold Films has released one more.

The Hole‘s story centers on two siblings and a neighbor who discover a mysteriously locked trap door in the siblings’ new home. Of course, being mischievous children in a horror movie, they unlock the door and discover what horrors the mysterious hole contains.

Joe Dante’s vision for The Hole is actually quite unique and doesn’t revolve so much around the idea of a bottomless pit, but rather what the pit unleashes. However, the film is being touted as a 3D release, so we wouldn’t be surprised if the Gremlins director pulled a few 3D-specific tricks on the audience – like the shot of nails falling toward the camera.

On the other hand, the idea that the hole keeps hidden all of a person’s biggest fears could make for some serious scares, something Dante is more than comfortable with. Shots and sequences in The Hole‘s trailer run the gamut of creepy iconography – from clowns to (zombie?) children to mysterious shadows. Basically, if it’s a scary movie trope, it’ll likely be in this film.

And to make things even more loony, there’s a character (played by Bruce Dern) that looks suspiciously similar to Doc Brown from Back to the Future. We’re sure it’s purely coincidental that a white-haired scientist capable of explaining the majority of the film’s plot – who likes to wear a hefty pair of glasses on his head – is in no way meant to resemble the Christopher Lloyd character.

The Cast of The Hole The Hole Trailer: Unleash Your Deepest Fears in 3D

Joe Dante’s proclivity for more family-friendly fare as of late has been permeated by a few horror nods here and there – most notably on two episodes of Masters of Horror – but The Hole is a chance for him to return to his roots. Since his 1978 cult classic Piranha has already been given its own 3D remake, why can’t Dante take a crack at the new technology telling an altogether different story?

The Hole is out in theaters on September 28, 2012 and stars Terio Polo (Little Fockers), Nathan Gamble, Chris Massoglia, and Haley Bennet.

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  1. this may be a dumb reason, but whenever a film is released after being shelved for a long time, i have to see it. “Cabin in the Woods” was excellent and i wanna see “Red Dawn”. I remember seeing the trailer a long time ago and thinking it looks interesting. I dont know if its a horror movie for kids or a horror movie with kids. Or that rare breed of movie thats a good scare for kids and adults alike.

    Either way, i look forward to checking this one out when i can

  2. This looks kinda like a remake of the 1987 movie, The Gate.

    • was that the one were they rip a tree out in the yard leaving a hole to hell or whatever? Then the kid at some point has to stad his own hand because a demon eye grew and kept looking at him? That creeped me out as a kid

  3. didn’t really like this movie to be honest.

  4. saw this movie a year ago and i actually liked it very much.

  5. well, i can see now that this pathetic site has caved into getting paid to hock loser politicians. Hope it was worth the bucks to sell completely out screenrant. Makes you wonder if they are willing to do that, I wonder how many people paid them to rate mediocre, special effects extravaganzy films like “the Avengers” so highly?

    • what?

    • lol I second that. What the hell are you talking about?

      • Be nice!!! I think we might be mental

    • Crazy for $200 Alex.

  6. I’m a fan of Dante’s and have a lot of respect for him, but I didn’t like this movie at all. I don’t think it warrants a theatrical release. I can see people being very pissed walking out of that theater.

  7. I think it’s safe to say that this film couldn’t look any less scary, heh.

  8. Saw this on its initial run in the UK a few years back. Agree with the poster that said people will be disappointed, I certainly was. the 3D was quite simply headache inducingly awful, and I mean clash of the titans bad. The story itself wasnt so bad nor was the acting in parts,however overall the film felt like it was just an excuse to use 3D and charge a ridiculous entrance fee. Wait till it hits terrestial TV as it isnt even worth the price of cable

  9. this has a “Something Wicked This Way Comes” vibe to it. kind of a Disney thriller?