Watch This: First Trailer for Joe Dante's Thriller The Hole 3D

May 1, 2010
Source: Quiet Earth

The Hole Trailer

We haven't seen a new film from Gremlins director Joe Dante since Looney Tunes: Back in Action in 2003 and Small Soldiers in 1998 before that, but he's finally back with one. The Hole 3D is another unique Joe Dante-esque horror/thriller about some kids who discover a "bottomless hole" in their basement that "leads to the darkest corridors of their fears and nightmares." Our friends at Quiet Earth found the first trailer, and even though I first saw this at Comic-Con last year, this is the very first time it's ever appeared online. This looks cheesy and fun, but that's exactly the kind of horror films that Dante does well, so it should be good.

Watch the first promo trailer for Joe Dante's The Hole 3D, originally found via YouTube:

The Hole, filmed in 3-D, centers on Susan (Teri Polo), a mother who moves with her teen sons to a rural house where the three are forced to face their fears after discovering a bottomless hole in the basement.

The Hole is directed by one-of-a-kind filmmaker Joe Dante, of films like Piranha, The Howling, Gremlins, Explorers, Innerspace, The 'burbs, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, and Small Soldiers. The script was written by Mark L. Smith, of only Séance and Vacancy previously. The Hole was shot independently and still doesn't have a US distributor yet. This already premiered at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals last year but is currently laying dormant. However, Bloody-Disgusting says it could be ready for release in fall of this year.

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Reader Feedback - 28 Comments


This looks awesome! It plays at small fears we had as children that have carried over even into adulthood. It looks creepy and fun. Though, I think 3D is not needed.

Angry Chief on May 1, 2010


I like Dante a lot, but a hate "kiddie" horror. Probably a pass.

Al on May 1, 2010


Looks like it could hold its own. Where's the harm in giving this decent distribution? Definitely a summer fling, it will last a week with a fall release. Too bad.

redrider on May 1, 2010


Hm.. reminds me of the Goosebumps series.

Dark Fist on May 1, 2010


Ill pass, looks like a mix of Jumanji and some sort of goosebumps book.

Cody w on May 1, 2010


I think it look kinda neet. Bet i will be nice for the rly young audince.

Panda on May 1, 2010


It doesn't look cheesy at all, it looks fantastic! And it's not 'kiddie' horror, it's a family film in the best sense of the term. Like the classic Amblin Entertainment movies of the 80s. Like Dante's Gremlins, in fact. Which is surely a good thing? As a real film buff with an innate understanding of genre movies and a love for 50s schlock - the heyday of 3D - I imagine Dante will utilise the tech in a truly effective way, so there's nothing to worry about on that front. He's no hack.

Mathieu on May 1, 2010


Definitely looks like Goosebumps.

blum on May 1, 2010


7, Gremlins is a film the whole family can enjoy, this is pandering directly to the kiddies.

Al on May 1, 2010


sounds like a terrible porno.

PJH on May 1, 2010


idk if its cause its 2 in the morning or what, but when i saw the the "little girl" crawl back into the hole it scared the shit out of me...

... on May 1, 2010


does that alternate reality house look like Coraline? Cause it did to me. Looks ok though, cheap video night for sure.

Matt on May 1, 2010


Feels A LOT like Little Monsters(fred savage 😉

Nick Sears on May 1, 2010


oh shit! this looks awful.

Brian Ricci on May 1, 2010


There is only one hole I want in 3D.... and its not this one.

Bauzer on May 2, 2010


@14 I just nostalgia'd so hard.

Angry Chief on May 2, 2010


It looks like 4 episodes of the Twilight Zone stitched together. Slightly cheap on the cg too.

Crapola on May 2, 2010


it seems like th 80s movie little monster( which was supprisingly good) and goosebumps i might check it. it looks cool

marcus on May 2, 2010


#9 - I respectfully disagree. I trust Dante totally when he has creative freedom. I mentioned Gremlins because it's one of the Amblin movies that Dante directed and was an indicator that we should have faith, but I basically meant to suggest that the trailer had a flavour of that 'movement' as a whole, rather than any specific film. Bringing back that 'Spielbergia' vibe to movies should be encouraged, I think. I'm actually getting an Eerie Indiana vibe off this, and I loved that show! Perhaps nostalgia is colouring my perception, but I'm looking forward to it regardless. More films from Dante = a good thing, as far as I'm concerned...

Mathieu on May 2, 2010


This looks like an After School Special at best.

Eric on May 2, 2010


#10 got me lol. But this looks pretty spooky. I still hate clowns and strong hairy arms with the sleeves rolled up but not all the way.

Daniel Felts on May 2, 2010


this movie looks soo stupid

ant on May 2, 2010


Dudes... the chick from "Mystery Date" is playing the Mom. Christ I'm old......

Duane on May 3, 2010


Lame VO and music ruined it for me, but I'll still watch whatever one of my childhood heroes makes

David Banner on May 3, 2010


i'm in

max s. on May 3, 2010


Oh it went away? Someone leaked it? Man, I missed it. I've heard some good buzz on this from comic-con and Toronto. I totally want to see it. Seem like every movie out today is so filled with crazy special effects and zero story. It will be nice to finally see a movie with some mystery and suspense PLUS a good story, kind of like "The Sixth Sense." I'll buy a ticket to go check it out. When is the release date?

Mike on May 4, 2010


Working video

Bruce on May 5, 2010


Sounds like a remake of the 1987 flick "The Gate" staring Stephen Dorff. That was a creepy movie back in the day, though tame by today's standards.

Andre on Oct 18, 2010

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