Irish Horror Thriller ‘The Hole in the Ground’ Releases Official Trailer

by Sean McLaughlin

Direct from its Sundance Festival world premiere, Irish horror thriller The Hole in the Ground now has an official trailer.  View the creepy video below.

The Hole in the Ground portrays a young mother facing an unknown future as she attempts to escape her past.  Along with her son, they move to a rural town that hides a dark secret in the woods.  After the boy returns from an encounter with a large hole, the mother begins suspecting that her son is not the same child that went into the ground and must endure countless perils in a struggle to obtain the truth.  It stars Simone Kirby (Peaky Blinders), Seána Kerslake and James Quinn Markey, with Lee Cronin (short Ghost Train) directing.

The imagery in the trailer is chilling, and although the “evil child” premise has been done countless times before (see the upcoming The Prodigy, for example) the sub-plot revolving around a possible portal to a supernatural realm is promising.  And for the older horror fans, the thought of baby Jessica emerging out of that well decades ago as an entirely different entity is a thought that we’re sure has crossed everyone’s mind at some point.  Back in December, A24 and Direct TV Cinema acquired the rights to U.S. distribution of the film, with Vertigo Releasing obtaining the same permission in the UK and Ireland.

The Hole in the Ground is scheduled for a wide theatrical release in Ireland on March 1st.  There is no official word just yet on when the film will be released in the US.

Stay tuned to HNN for more news on this promising international production as it breaks!

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