37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
Shock! Horror! A film aimed at pre-teens that adults will like,
This review is from: The Hole [DVD] (DVD)
I took my eight year old son and 12 year old niece to see this film at the cinema. I wasn't expecting to enjoy it however it was Halloween and I thought I would give them both a treat.
As The Hole is marketed at a younger audience, I thought it may come across as silly and perhaps a little patronising. Thankfully the writer and director have credited their audience with having a brain and have created a film that is intelligent, well written, atmospheric, suspenseful and more than a little bit creepy.
The special effects were impressive, the actors believable and the `scares' well conceived. I was pleasantly surprised or should that be un-pleasantly surprised given what this film's about. It even made me jump once or twice and, as anyone who knows me can confirm, that doesn't happen often.
Whether or not this film should be a 12A I couldn't say. Strangely enough, my son (eight) loved the film and didn't find it scary whereas my niece (12) was scared out of her wits and remained so long after the film ended. I suppose it depends on the individual. Perhaps mum or dad could watch it first and decide whether it's the stuff of nightmares.
This mum's view - Thoroughly entertaining and well worth a watch.