Joe Dante, ladies and gentlemen, is one of the truly few people in existence who can properly be called a Master of Horror. And when he makes a movie, and brings along a couple of terror hotties in the form of Haley Bennett and new to the horror markets Teri Polo, you know you have to stand up and take notice.
And what Joe Dante’s bringing us this time is called The Hole, involving a mother who movies her teenage sons to a house in the country and find that it’s got a little something extra—a bottomless hole in the basement.
Why this is scary is beyond me—I’d buy a house with a bottomless hole in the basement because it would be the absolute KING of garbage disposals. It’d be a garbage disposal, septic tank AND side business all at once! Imagine the landfill operators who’d line up three deep to drop their trash in my basement!
But okay, one thing’s clear—if anyone can make a big hole in the basement scary, it’s the same guy who managed to make Christmas scary: the one and only Joe Dante.