Monday, October 1, 2012

The Hole DVD Review

'The Hole' Examiner DVD Review, Written by: Karen Benardello People often work hard to move past their past mistakes and overcome their fears, but rarely do they have to contend with anxieties that are physically unleashed from their basement. But physical defeating everything that frightens them is certainly the case for the main characters in famed horror genre director Joe Dante’s new film, ‘The Hole,’ which is set to be released at Long Island Walmart locations tomorrow. While the new adventure fantasy thriller doesn’t create as many emotional and physical scares as the director’s early famed work, the film’s locations do offer intriguing insights into the characters’ mental state of mind. ‘The Hole’ follows 17-year-old brooding artist Dane Thompson (played by Chris Massoglia), as he moves from Brooklyn to the small rural town of Bensonville with his eager 10-year-old brother, Lucas (portrayed by Nathan Gamble), and their mother, Susan (played by Terri Polo). Dane only comes to accept the move when he notices their 17-year-old neighbor, Julie (portrayed by Haley Bennett), who offers to show him around town. But their lives all soon change when Lucas accidentally discovers a strange locked door in their basement. Watch the official trailer for the Joe Dante-directed horror fantasy thriller 'The Hole,' which is coming to DVD. Video: The Hole trailer After Dane manages to open all the locks, they discover a bottomless black hole. By opening the door, Dane and Lucas unknowingly unleash forces of evil, which specifically targets each person’s unique fears. With the help of Julie and while their mother’s at work, Dane and Lucas spend the end of their summer vacation trying to contain the evil that they unwittingly released, as well as face their own fears. ‘The Hole’ had the potential to truly scare audiences by preying on their darkest fears, as Dante, first made a name for himself in the horror genre in the late 1970s and early 1980s, by helming such panic-inducing films as ‘Gremlins,’ ‘Piranha’ and ‘The Howling.’ Unfortunately, the new fantasy horror thriller instead spent a majority of its plot building Dane’s relationships with his family and peers, including his resentment towards his mother for continuously moving the family around the country; his annoyance with Lucas for intruding on his space; and flirting with Julie as she shows him around Bensonville. To continue reading this review, please visit Examiner.

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