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The Hole – Trailer for Joe Dante’s new film

Posted by LiveFor on April 30, 2010

Joe Dante…let’s see what films he has done Piranha, The Howling , Segment 3 of Twilight Zone: The Movie; Gremlins, Gremlins 2: The New Batch; Explorers, Innerspace, Amazon Women on the Moon, The ‘Burbs, Matinee, Small Soldiers. Quite a few good ones and some okay ones. This one looks like a good one.

Life couldnt possibly get worse, or so thought 17 year old Dane and his 10 year old brother Lucas, when their single mother Susan uproots them from New York City to the sleepy little town of Bensonville. For Dane the only exciting thing about their new town is the beautiful girl next door, Julie. With Susan spending more and more time at work, Dane and Lucas are left unattended to explore the depths of their eerie new residence.

With Dane paying more attention to Julie, he has far less time and patience for his little brother. But then everything changes when they find a sinister bottomless hole under a locked trap door in the basement. As the brothers experiment with the hole they realize that the cold pit goes on forever. They drop a nail and never hear it hit bottom. They lower a flashlight and a video camera and they get consumed by the darkness. Hoping for some answers about the houses past, Dane and Lucas bring Julie in on their new discovery. When the hole is exposed, evil is unleashed. With strange shadows lurking around every corner and past nightmares coming to life, the trio will have to come face to face their darkest fears to put an end to THE HOLE.

Source: Quiet Earth

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The Hole – New Poster for Joe Dante’s new 3D Horror

Posted by LiveFor on September 17, 2009


After moving into a new town, brothers Dane and Lucas and their neighbour Julie discover a bottomless hole in their basement that brings their nightmares to life. With shadows lurking around every corner, they must face their darkest fears in order to put an end to the mystery of the hole.

Source: Bloody Disgusting

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Joe Dante is in The Hole

Posted by LiveFor on July 30, 2009

Joe Dante (Gremlins, The Howling) was at the San Diego Comic Con where he debuted a trailer for his latest feature The Hole in 3-D. It’s his first film since Looney Tunes: Back in Action although he has done a couple of Masters of Horror episodes and a zombie-themed CSI:NY.

The Hole stars Teri Polo, Haley Bennett, Nathan Gamble and Quinn Lord. Written by Mark L. Smith (Vacancy), it concerns a family that moves into a new home. There they discover a hole in the basement that feeds off of their darkest fears and manifests them. It sounds a bit like a cross between The Gate, Sphere and Poltergeist. STYD managed to speak to the director about his new film.

“I read a lot of scripts, seldom do they strike me on a character level,” says Dante. “This is not a big movie, it’s a modest picture. I managed to convince them to do it in 3-D because I thought of the visuals and also the drama. It’s not a gore-fest. It’s more in the line of The Others or The Devil’s Backbone. It’s creepy and sneaks up on you, and it’s not filled with eyeballs on sticks poking out at you in the third row. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, that’s just not what this is, there are plenty of those movies out there. So the idea was to try and make the kind of movie they stopped making in the ’80s when you can take your family to a scary picture and they were not traumatized, they were scared.”

I like the sound of the creepiness rather than all out gore.

Regarding the 3D technology Dante had this to say. “We found a way to do it that only added a modest amount to the budget an we went ahead and did it. I think it was a great idea. It’s an unusual 3-D movie in the sense that it’s not what you expect from a 3-D movie. It’s still got all of the stuff – breaking the frame – but to me it’s immersive. You feel a little more like you’re in the room with the people and what their problems are. I think you find that in some of the current 3-D movie, the animated ones at least.”

He also said shooting went smoothly and that his fans will “find this to be a Joe Dante movie. It has its silly aspects, of course, as I do. But it’s pretty straight-forward, a character picture. The kids are very good. I have Bruce Dern. It’s a small cast and not a lot of locations, but people who are movie fans will get a lot of the references.”

The Hole is still in post-production and doesn’t have a release date yet.

“The trick is to not repeat yourself, but then again, what is Small Soldiers but Gremlins 3, so you can’t escape that stuff.”


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