Friday, 1 April 2011

The Hole 3D

Not to be confused with the Thora Birch / Keira Knightly psycho thriller this is a film in the grand old style of the 80s. As an 80s child therefore I found it very comfortable to watch with the style effortlessly espousing Gremlins (no surprise same director), Critters and The Gate. This doesn't mean the film is good….vlcsnap-2011-04-01-12h43m49s19
That previous line was a bit of a misleading one, the film certainly isn't bad, don’t get me wrong. Its just… well… tired. Its a pedestrian little flick that really goes nowhere special and explores no new boundaries. We have killer clown dolls (like in Poltergeist), a malevolent Father Figure (as seen in Doctor Who: Fear Her, The Shining) and a scary child (as done in The Grudge, The Ring) emitting from a spooky hole (The Keep, The Gate, Buffy The Vampire Slayer Series 7) that acts on your fears (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Nightmares).
Its technically well done but really sparks nothing in the mind to remember it by. A shame really as I am sure it deserved more respect than I can give it.
Mediocre, have a punt if you are bored.
Paul Out.


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