The Hole in the Ground (2019) - Horror

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A young mother living in the Irish countryside with her son suspects his increasingly disturbing behavior is linked to a mysterious sinkhole in the forest, and fears he may not be her son at all.

IMDB: 5.7
Director: Lee Cronin
Stars: Seána Kerslake, James Quinn Markey
Length: 90 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 26 out of 86 found boring (30.23%)

One-line Reviews (58)

Horror films need more then just atmosphere and I'm sick of the phrase "slow burn" to describe films that are in fact just " slow and boring ".

Boring with no character development.

I fell asleep the 1st time I tried.

the film story about mother go to the jungle to live alone with her son after leaving her husband to start with her son a new life and trying to overcome her fears and past chasing her and make her overflowing protection of her son so entered the stage hallucination and doubt in her son that it could be avenged by them or And he is not the obedient young man who walks behind them The tense relationship that the director looked like when the giant pit appeared in the ground and discovered by the mother to start a deep conflict internally in the fears that may be inflicted by her and the child to the depths of herself and the depths of the earth and in the fight to those monsters to save her son from herself, that wild jungle And the deep hole is only the mother and the same internal trying to see her son extension of his father, who hate him strongly and see the real evil extended from his father, who paid to leave everything and go to the jungle, but the film scenario has been some ambiguity in explaining the causes and motives of that mother And her urgent desire to go The jungle away from the father also left the script details important in the description of the relationship between mother and son and relied on the collages of American horror films, but the scenario remains coherent and strong in the characters specifically mother and son, but the mystery is the master of the situation for the other secondary figures, despite their importance Great in the film Photography was a fundamental part of the beauty of the film was the picture bore a beautiful in some scenes were similar to the paintings of the accuracy of composition and distribution of lighting within the staff and the use of yellow and gray most of the film events, which added to the touch of mystery and horror also from the confusion of mental characters increased the atmosphere The film was characterized by confusion and horror and marked the movement of the camera specifically in the opening scene when the camera turns upside down in reference to the ground and it will be the focus of events and performance was representative of the mother and her son very well and very suitable for all details of private personality and came very convincing Unlike the characters For the second and this is the result of the ambiguity of the character itself than the actor cast you but overall the film is very good

A slow burn psychological nightmare.

The whole movie was very slow and no explanation was given as to the origin if the hole which the movie is titled around.

The worst movie i have watched for the year for now.

I usually love these types of movies but I found this was way too slow and didn't keep my interest, Too many unexplained things and pointless scenes.

It's boring movie I was skipped some scenes , the story doesn't impress there's nothing interesting or unexpected

Unfortunately I just couldn't, lifeless dull boring movie on near every level.

Nope, this movie is just BORING.

Zzzzzzzz .

This movie was very enjoyable.

Dull and boring, full of plot holes.

Slow .

I found the movie compelling and entertaining.

It had me on the edge of my seat at times.

I don't know if I would watch it again anytime soon but I did enjoy it, it was creepy, entertaining and had good acting.

Boring .

Very boring and the plot was really trash.

Not a "fun" watch, but very entertaining.

Slow eery tense build with the odd freaky moment .

But the one-dimensional dialogue that felt too scared to traverse the mother's backstory and the monotonous bond with her son made for an utterly dull experience.

While there are some genuinely shocking moments and strange events they seem done completely to bulk up the long drawn out scenes where not much is happening.

One of the worst movies I have ever seen.

Slow movie.

So many twists to the story which kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish!

it feels like everytime the situations start to get intense the movie the scene was surprisingly over.

Try and seek this one out and watch it if you are in the mood for suspenseful slow burn horror.

Very entertaining.

Yes, some people may find it slow if you like jump scares every 5 minutes it's enjoyable for the performances and photography.

Despite my misgivings, the film managed to be mildly enjoyable simply on the strength of its setup, visuals, and few effectively unsettling moments.

The jump scares are predictable.

Slow burn is fine, if it maintains the viewers interest and delivers at the end.

If I had to describe the movie I'd say it's a hyper slow burn psychological horror.

The last 10 minutes of the movie was confusing.

Like everyone already said everything is great except for the actual plot, super slow to the point of 'why am I still watching this?

Just because story is this slow and as you find out in the end,really big missed opportunity,then you immediatly forget anything positive you saw in this film.

Slow Burn .

Soundtracks normal Acting normal Negative:Story,which was too light and boring,which could have been much better,with pinch of creativity and originality.

Sadly The Hole in the Ground managed neither, I was bored by half way and the finale felt rushed and a tad predictable.

One of the worst movies .

It was really boring.

The eponymous hole providing a metaphor for the constant subsiding of a single parent's sanity through periods of intense stress, and how she must literally confront the anomaly that is controlling her.

Imo, one of the MOST boring movies I have EVER seen!

But we can put The Hole in the Ground into a horror film that is worth watching this year.

The Good:Seána Kerslake & James CosmoThe Bad:Slow burn to nothingWasted potential

An entertaining folk horror .

Slow .

Could have been better, an interesting bore.

Her delusions gradually increase as the film progresses, and the viewer is dragged in to her fantasy world when there is no external context to help separate fact from illusion.

Predictable jump scares, zero character development, mediocre acting, foreshadowing and more plot conveniences than a field full of four-leafed clovers (had to get an Irish reference in somehow...

It's a small Irish production with only a few characters, but it manages to pull off a very chilling atmosphere of dread, after a mother and her son moves into their new house in a deserted area on the edge of a large dense forest.

Nearly fell asleep in the cinema.

The acting was solid as you'd expect from the likes of James Comso but it was a tiresome movie which i would not recommend if you like fast paced and a thought provoking story.

Unfortunately it came completely undone by being too slow, not very exciting or scary and didn't really have much of a story.

The plot is quite predictable, even at times irritating.

It was worth the 6.99 to rent and we both enjoyed it.