Horror movies today are packed with so much tortuous gore, anything veering away from the trend looks childish in comparison. A new trailer for director Joe Dante’s The Hole seems to prove that theory – the footage looks more like a rebooted episode of Are You Afraid of the Dark? than an actual film, complete with cheesy acting and kiddie scares like an evil clown doll. But hopefully Dante’s new outing will deliver as much campy fun as his other work, namely Gremlins, The ‘Burbs, and the cult Ramones tribute Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. See the trailer and synopsis below via Yahoo! Movies:
Susan and her sons Dane and Lucas Thompson move from Brooklyn to Bensonville, in the countryside. Dane is upset with the constant changes of address and the family has lived in many cities. Lucas and Dane befriend their next door neighbor, the gorgeous Julie and the brothers find a bottomless hole in the basement of their house locked with several padlocks. They take the locks off and sooner they are haunted by their darkest fears. Further, they believe that the hole might be a gateway to hell.
The Hole stars Teri Polo, Chris Massoglia, Haley Bennett, Nathan Gamble and Bruce Dern. It hits theaters on September 28th.
Does The Hole look as enjoyable as some of Joe Dante’s other films?
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