Check out the return of director Joe Dante with the trailer for The Hole

Last Updated on August 5, 2021

The trailer for Joe Dante’s THE HOLE will only be considered “new” for American audiences since the film had a theatrical release in Canada almost two years ago. But, here it is. Originally shot in 3D, this trailer shows no indication as to whether it will be released in the format.

Joe Dante has not directed a theatrical film since 2003’s LOONEY TUNES: BACK IN ACTION. He has toiled in television directing off and on. THE HOLE was supposed to be his return to the big screen. Despite positive reviews from critics it has been sitting on a shelf until now.

Plot: 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.

Starring Teri Polo, THE HOLE looks more like a remake of THE GATE (a personal favorite) and not all that scary. But, Joe Dante is the man who brought us GREMLINS, EXPLORERS, THE ‘BURBS, and INNERSPACE. The guy deserves our attention.

THE HOLE will hit theaters on

September 28th.

Source: Yahoo Movies

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