Monday, October 22, 2012

31 Days of Halloween - Day 22 - Movie 2

Two boys discover a mysterious, bottomless, hole in the basement of their new home and, with the cute girl next door, confront the menacing things which crawl up out of it.

The Hole (2009) is a movie that is aimed at a young adult audience. Directed by Joe Dante, it has creepy clown dolls, creepy ghost children, and other dark imagery, as well as an all too brief cameo by Dick Miller, but it's real strength is in the relationships between the kids, and with the two boys and their mother. The movie is well acted and directed, but once the explanations start to come in about the nature of the hole, adults may find themselves in overly familiar territory.

If you have kids between the ages of 10-14, this would probably be a good choice for their Halloween viewing.

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