The Hole 3D

The Hole 3D

3.5 166 Ratings

Directed by : Joe Dante

Release Date : | Length : 92 Minutes

  • Critics Rating 3.5/5
  • MJ Rating 3.3/5
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plot

A story which explores the fears and secrets buried deep in the human mind. Two brothers discover a bottomless hole in the basement of their new home. As the brothers explore the depths of the mysterious hole, they soon discover that their deepest fears and darkest nightmares are coming to life.

Verdict

“Scary at parts and 3D only makes it better. Worth a one time watch.”

The Hole 3D Audience Review

Using 3D to fill a gaping 'Hole'

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Rated 3.0 / 5
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by Manu Agrawal (50 DM Points) | See all my reviews

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Is there a sub-genre called Kiddie Horror? I guess there is (its better known as LoveCraftian Horror). What does it offer? As many chills which would horrify kids upto ages 12. Its an ideal genre for a date too; it is enough for your girlfriend to cling onto you, but stops right before you wet your own pants.

The Hole is a mediocre film, which has rightly resorted to 3D to make up for its bland screenplay which has been repeated a zillion times already. It borrows elements from Harry Potter (the mirror which shows what you love most) and the scary puppet/doll. The starcast is amateurish, if you discount Teri Polo who has appeared for side roles with Ben Stiller in 'Meet the Parents' and its sequels.

Teri Polo is a single mother who shifts to a new locality with her 2 sons in tow. Now, while she goes to work, her kids befriend the girl next door and stumble upon a bottomless hole in their basement. What goes inside the hole, and what comes out comprises the rest of the flick.

The 3D: The effects are quite decent, contrary to what I was expecting. A lot of the film is shot in bright light, a must for a 3D film. I guess this one has been shot with actual 3D cameras and not converted afterwards, as is sometimes the case. A lot of things are thrown at you at regular intervals. 3D usually works best when combined with horror, which is a plus too.

3 stars because it is watchable and includes a sequence where a scary looking puppet jumped at my face. A definite no-go if it is being screened in 2D.

A unrelated World Cup quote in the end: Are we bleeding blue, or being beaten black and blue? :P :P