Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Review - The Hole

After Devil, now comes another supernatural entry in the form of The Hole. Google it or IMDB it and you'll find a few other movies with the exact title.

Like this one starring Thora Birch and Keira Knightley.

The Hole is a 2009 movie that is just getting its screening time in Malaysia now. Wonder what's the hold up about?

Anyway, the movie stars mostly unknowns, except Teri Polo (Meet the Parents) and Bruce Dern (Laura Dern's father, an actor in his own right, of course). Oh, and the kid from Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant, is in it as well. Chris Massoglia.

The Hole is about, yep, you guessed it. A hole in the ground. Two brothers found a hole in the basement of their new house. It's under lock and key but they opened it anyway, being naturally curious boys that they are. The pretty girl next door also got roped in and before they know it, their worst fears came to life and started attacking them.

They're all freaked out so they decided to go ask the previous owner of the house. Of course he told them it was all gloom and doom and they have face their fears head on in order to stop whatever it is that is coming out of the hole.

The movie itself was pretty okay. 3/4th of the movie, you're kinda on the edge, almost having a heart attack every 5 minutes. Yup, quite effectively scaring people and making them jump out of their seats. Even though sometimes cliched methods were used like loud noises and such, but still jolted you. If I were holding a tub of popcorn, it would have been all over me and the floor.

That's what I enjoyed most about the movie. I figured out what was happening a long time before any of my friends did. And they found it to be a turn-off because it was not scary anymore once you know what's going on.

The actors were not bad. Especially the kid who played Lucas. Nathan Gamble. Wow. Amazing scene when he was pulled down the pool and was saved by the brother.

All in all, it was not a waste of my money or my time. And after the movie, we were all hungry for a pepperoni pizza. :)