New Trailer for Joe Dante's 'The Hole', Now Arriving Three Years Late
Big Air Studios & Bold Films are finally ready to release The Hole, the new horror from Gremlins director Joe Dante, that has been on hold for three years. I'm a lil' grouchy because we first covered it way back in 2009. We even ran a trailer in May of 2010 for a release that year, but it never made it. Finally, after all this time, it's arriving late September. The Hole, originally filmed in 3D (back when it was "3-D"), stars Haley Bennett, Nathan Gamble and Chris Massoglia as children terrorized by some eerie, evil hole from hell they find in their basement. It's the kind of kids' horror Dante is known for, but doesn't look that amazing.
One of the early reviews from TIFF three years ago when it premiered as The Hole 3D gave it some positive praise and called it "a film that is sure to make 80's film lovers happy." This film has been waiting to be released for a very long time, just like Red Dawn, and it's finally getting that chance in 2012, but I'm just not sure it will be worth the wait. They kept out a lot of the cheesier humor, but the footage doesn't look too bad.
Here's the final 2012 theatrical trailer for Joe Dante's The Hole (sans 3D), originally from Yahoo:
The Hole centers on Susan (Teri Polo), a mother who moves with her teen sons to a rural house where they are forced to face their fears after discovering a bottomless hole in the basement. Anyone still curious?
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 Séance and Vacancy. The Hole was shot independently in Vancouver, originally in 3D, and first showed at the Venice, Toronto and AFI Film Festivals in late 2009. Big Air Studios will finally be releasing The Hole in limited theaters starting September 28th this year, a delay of three years after it first premiered in 2009 at those fests. For more info on its 2012 opening, visit the Big Air Studios website.
Reader Feedback - 12 Comments
Ever since Final Destination 5 I have loved 3D horror style films and this guy is one of my favorite directors...it looks like a really fun ride I will totally check this one out
JerseyBoy on Aug 27, 2012
Came out in the UK a while go. It's pretty average and if it wasn't by Joe Dante I don't think anyone would give the film much attention.
paul haine on Aug 27, 2012
I feel like I'm stuck in some sort of space/time paradox wormhole thingy, as I already own this in bluray o.O
Aaron on Aug 27, 2012
Wouldnt have know about this if you had not posted it! thanks
Chip_Tha_Ripper on Sep 2, 2012
Man do I miss Joe Dante. Just watched Innerspace this weekend so seeing his name on FS today is a treat (even if the trailer wasn't all that great). Still to the new batch (see what I did there?) of young filmgoers this should shock and delight them similar to how we saw Gremlins when we were kids...though I'm still gonna see Looper on the 28th:P
RidgeRacer4 on Aug 27, 2012
i`ve seen the movie i have it on dvd, i`m in Mexico, but the movie here was on Cinemas like any other, weird.
Tanomx on Aug 27, 2012
Special appearance by Madonna as the hole.
Bobo_Vision on Aug 27, 2012
From the same distribution company as DOA: Dead or Alive! Seriously though, didn't I see this movie back in the 80s, when it was called The Gate?
Akirakorn on Aug 27, 2012
It's funny how a studio will put a movie on hold in the USA, but not for the rest of the world? :=| Worldwide release=fewer will steal it off the interwebs. I saw The Hole a few years ago, was disappointed. Ah, and funny story: I saw Solomon Kane on TV(basic cable) a month a go. A bit boring.
David Banner on Aug 27, 2012
"the Hole" reminds of me of the movie "the pit" from the early 80's... haha, has anyone else seen that..?
Race Bannon on Aug 28, 2012
It looks interesting and fun...but a Joe Dante movie without the late great Jerry Goldsmith's score won't be the same. 🙁
Chris Hill on Sep 23, 2012
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