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The Hole in the Ground (2019)

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A single mother living in the Irish countryside with her son begins to suspect he may not be her son at all, and fears his increasingly disturbing behavior is linked to a mysterious sinkhole in the forest behind their house.

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Lee Cronin
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Credited cast:
Seána Kerslake ... Sarah O'Neill
James Quinn Markey ... Chris O'Neill
Kati Outinen ... Noreen Brady
David Crowley ... Teacher
Simone Kirby ... Louise Caul
Steve Wall ... Rob Caul
Eoin Macken ... Jay Caul
Sarah Hanly Sarah Hanly ... Lil Jones
Bennett Andrew Bennett Andrew ... Doctor (as Andrew Bennett)
James Cosmo ... Des Brady
John Quinn John Quinn ... Detective
Miro Lopperi Miro Lopperi ... A
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Karim Barras Karim Barras ... A (voice)
Helena Coppejans Helena Coppejans ... A (voice)
Alain Eloy ... A (voice)
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Storyline

Trying to escape her broken past, Sarah O'Neill is building a new life on the fringes of a backwood rural town with her young son Chris. A terrifying encounter with a mysterious neighbour shatters her fragile security, throwing Sarah into a spiralling nightmare of paranoia and mistrust, as she tries to uncover if the disturbing changes in her little boy are connected to an ominous sinkhole buried deep in the forest that borders their home.

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Genres:

Drama | Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Trivia

There are several nods to The Shining in this movie, including the overhead shot of the car driving and the pattern on the wallpaper after Sarah finishes it. See more »

Quotes

Chris O'Neill: Dad would've killed it for me.
Sarah O'Neill: I'm not Dad.
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Connections

References The Shining (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

DESIRE
Performed by Val James
Written by Cathal McKeon
One Two Many Songs Ltd.
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User Reviews

 
Too typical, unclear, unfinished. But contains scary realistic details!
7 February 2019 | by asocialisSee all my reviews

This is one of those classic horror movies that turn normal things into scary things. There are good things that fit horror genre like scary place, people, time, details. There are also realistic real life negative stuff, but not all. Everything is finished too quickly, with unreal things, and without explanation and complete story. Only reason this movie deserves more than 5 stars is because of good place, normal movie time length, and small scary real life details. Not worth a watch except if you are bored.


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Country:

Ireland | UK | Belgium | Finland

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hole in the Ground See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, Ireland See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$21,072

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,373,474
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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