Friday, February 19, 2010

The Hole (2001)

This movie was quite the little sleeper. Never heard of it, can't remember how it got on my Netflix queue, but damn, I'm glad it did.

The Hole is the story of a group of prissy high school kids in England. It's spring break and they don't want to go on the typical and cliched vacations. Luckily for them, love-struck outsider Liz (Thora Birch) has a solution. She has a friend (Martyn) with a key to an underground bunker where the little socialites can spend their spring break, far from the clutches of paparazzi, and their parents.

She rounds up her bad-boy crush, Mike, and teen lovers Frankie and Geoff.  Martyn locks the crew in the underground bunker with a promise to come back and let them out in a few days.  They're really excited to spend a few days drinking and hooking up, but someone has other plans.

The days come and go with Liz trying to hook up with Mike, and him clearly not interested.  Frankie and Geoff are having a great time, but things begin to turn dark.  Days have passed and Martyn has not returned to open the door.  They're out of food, and Frankie is afflicted with some weird illness.  They battle to escape from the hole, but things aren't looking too good for the kids.

I won't go any further to avoid spoilers but the end to this movie is seriously shocking and twisted.  I literally gasped when all was revealed.  Definitely check it out.  You won't be disappointed. 

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Scare Sarah said...

This is one of my favorite films! I loved Thora Birch in this. I reviewed one of her later films on my blog this week.

This films is so clever and devestating at the same time. It confuses you then shocks you. I love it.