Said to be in the vein of The Babadook, A24’s Lee Cronin-directed horror film The Hole in the Ground is advertised to weave “suspense, terror, and supernatural folklore into a richly evocative story about the primal fears of motherhood,” and it’s headed to limited theaters on March 1st, following a DIRECTV exclusive premiere on January 31, 2019.
In the film, “Sarah and her young son Chris move to a new home in the Irish countryside, next to a forest that hides an enormous sinkhole. One night, Chris vanishes, and when he reappears he seems unharmed and unchanged. But, as his behavior grows increasingly disturbing, Sarah begins to fear that the boy who has returned may not be her son at all.”
Check out the official trailer below, along with a new piece of poster art.
Seána Kerslake stars with James Cosmo, Kati Outinen, and James Quinn Markey.