The Hole

Desperate to get in, dying to get out
Desperate to get in, dying to get out
THE HOLE (15)
D: Nick Hamm
Pathé/UK Film Council/Canal+ (Lisa Bryer, Jeremy Bolt & Pippa Cross)
UK/France 2001
102 mins

Horror/Thriller

W: Ben Court & Caroline Ip [based on the novel "After The Hole" by Guy Burt]
DP: Denis Crossan
Ed: Niven Howie
Mus: Clint Mansell
PD: Eve Stewart

Thora Birch (Liz Dunne), Desmond Harrington (Mike Steel), Keira Knightley (Frankie Almond Smith), Daniel Brocklebank (Martyn Taylor), Laurence Fox (Geoff Bingham), Embeth Davidtz (Dr. Philippa Horwood)

British horror movie which cast an American in the lead role, delivering possibly the worst English accent since Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins.
Four teenagers get trapped in a military bunker near their school which nobody knows about. Only one of them finally escapes- but were they a psycho or a victim?
The script is full of holes, the direction is flat, the performances are nothing special and it's a rather boring film.
4/10

Keira Knightley & Thora Birch in The Hole
Keira Knightley & Thora Birch in The Hole