The Hole (2009 film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Joe Dante|
|Produced by||Claudio Fäh
|Written by||Mark L. Smith|
|Music by||Javier Navarrete|
|Cinematography||Theo van de Sande|
|Edited by||Marshall Harvey|
|Distributed by||Big Air Studios|
|This article needs an improved plot summary. (August 2014)|
Susan and her sons Dane and Lucas Thompson move from Brooklyn to Bensonville, in the countryside. Dane is upset with the constant changes of address and the family has lived in many cities. Lucas and Dane befriend their next door neighbor, the gorgeous Julie and the brothers find a bottomless hole in the basement of their house locked with several padlocks. They take the locks off and soon they are haunted by their darkest fears. Further, they believe that the hole might be a gateway to hell.
- Chris Massoglia as Dane Thompson
- Haley Bennett as Julie Campbell
- Nathan Gamble as Lucas Thompson
- Teri Polo as Susan Thompson
- Bruce Dern as Creepy Carl
- Quinn Lord as Annie Smith
- John DeSantis as Monster Dad
- Merritt Patterson as Young Girl
- Jessica Just as Pool Girl
- Chelsea Ricketts as Whitney
- Chord Overstreet as Adam
- Dick Miller (uncredited cameo) as Pizza Delivery Guy
The film began shooting in 3-D on December 5, 2008, in Vancouver, Canada.
The film garnered positive reviews from critics. Film review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 80% of the critics gave the film a positive review, based on 35 reviews, with a rating average of 6.4 out of 10. The site's consensus reads "A welcome throwback to the suburban teen thrillers of the 1980s, The Hole is a scary, enjoyable return to form for director Joe Dante." 
The film premiered on September 12, 2009, at 2009 Toronto International Film Festival and had its theatrical release in summer 2010. It screened at the Cannes Film Festival 2010. The film had its United States debut screening at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco on October 7, 2011.
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- Interview with director Joe Dante