While witches were hot in years past, child-themed horror is 2019. Not only do we have a remake of Pet Sematary arriving this April, but we also have Orion releasing The Prodigy in February. In the middle of it all is A24’s next horror title, The Hole in the Ground, about a child who vanishes into a sinkhole only to return…different.
The first official trailer arrived out of the UK ahead of this month’s premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Said to be in the vein of The Babadook, Lee Cronin’s horror film will then arrive exclusively on DIRECTV January 31, 2019, before opening in limited theaters on March 1, 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.
“The Hole in the Ground weaves suspense, terror, and supernatural folklore into a richly evocative story about the primal fears of motherhood.”
Seána Kerslake (A Date For Mad Mary) stars with James Cosmo, Kati Outinen, and James Quinn Markey.