John and the Hole trailer: Michael C. Hall, Taissa Farmiga thriller gets March DVD and Blu-ray release

IFC Films gave the psychological thriller John and the Hole a VOD release last August (you can watch the movie at THIS LINK), and now the film is set to reach DVD and Blu-ray on March 15th, courtesy of RLJE Films. To help you decide whether or not this is a movie you’d like to own on disc, we have the trailer embedded above.

Described as an “enigmatic and unsettling meditation on adolescent angst”, John and the Hole stars Charlie Shotwell (Captain Fantastic), Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story), and Jennifer Ehle (A Quiet Passion). The story centers on

13-year-old John (Shotwell), who discovers an unfinished bunker while exploring the neighboring woods—a deep hole in the ground. Seemingly without provocation, he drugs his affluent parents (Hall and Ehle) and older sister (Farmiga), holding them captive within the bunker. As they anxiously wait for John to free them from the hole, the boy returns home, where he can finally enjoy and explore a newfound independence.

From the press release:

Exploring the difficult passage from childhood freedom to adult responsibility, John and the Hole is both a slow-burn psychological thriller and meditative coming-of-age fable, anchored by a chilling lead performance from Charlie Shotwell.

The film marks the feature directorial debut of Pascual Sisto, working from a screenplay by Nicolás Giacobone, who won an Oscar for his work on the 2014 film Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). Giacobone’s script was based on his short story El Pozo.

I haven’t watched John and the Hole yet, but it certainly looks like it has the makings of a deeply disturbing viewing experience. That is one troubling trailer. Have you watched the movie? If you have, let us know what you thought of it by leaving a comment below.

John and the Hole

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