Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Hole (2001) aka After The Hole

4 / 5
Tagline: Desperate to get in. Dying to get out.
Directed by: Nick Hamm
Written By: Guy Burt, Ben Court, Caroline Ip
Actors include: Thora Birch, Desmond Harrington, Keira Knightley
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Drama
Length: 102 minutes
Banned: nope
Country: UK

This was actually surprisingly original little thriller that I didn't guess what was going to happen until somewhere in the middle. The acting is actually really well done, but with Thora and Keira is it really shocking? It's hard to write a blurb without giving anything away but I'll try my darndest. We begin with a Thora crawling out of a dark hole looking dirty and worn and crawling/walking into the school where she screams into a phone. Soon we learn that she and three other students were missing for 16 days (or was it 18?) and from there we watch her story being told to a shrink. She says that her friend offered her a change to be near the school hunk and a popular couple for a skipped class trip. Instead the four would be hiding out in a secret underground bunker to party for a few days (3). Then her friend would come and let them out, but of course never showed. Now as the story goes on things start to change and you can't be too sure exactly what happens. It's full of neato twists and the story is actually really satisfying and original, recommended...but warning it's goreless!

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