A 666-Character Review of ‘A Hole in the Ground’
Creepy, old house? Check.
Secluded location near a large forest? Check.
Young child with a sudden behavioral change? Also check.
That right there, is a recipe for a not-so-fun time. Unfortunately, this movie treads on tired ground, and does nothing stylistically to set itself apart from the countless number of similar films that came before. By the time the titular “hole in the ground” comes into play, I had already checked out of the movie. To its benefit, there were a few instances of genuine unease. Not really jump scares, but some shocking and uncomfortable visuals. Overall, the film feels longer than it’s short runtime, and leaves a lot to be desired…