At A Glance
The Hole in the Ground is the stunning feature debut from Director Lee Cronin who has crafted a hauntingly tense film that delivers scares aplenty but also gets so deep under the skin that it will stay with you long after the end credits roll and well into the night.
Directed by Lee Cronin
Written by Lee Cronin, Stephen Shields
Released by Vertigo Releasing
2019, 9o minutes,
In UK Cinemas Friday 1st March
Seána Kerslake as Sarah O'Neill
James Quinn Markey as Chris O'Neill
James Cosmo a Des Brady
Simone Kirby as Louise Caul
Steve Wall as Rob Caul
Eoin Macken as Jay Caul
Sarah Hanly as Lil Jones
The Hole in the Ground - Interview
This formidable piece of Irish cinema centres around Sarah, played expertly by Seána Kerslake who has moved with her son Chris to a secluded new home in a rural town. When Chris disappears one night into the forest behind their house Sarah discovers an ominous giant sinkhole while searching for him and when he starts to exhibit strange behaviours, Sarah begins to question whether Chris is still her son.
Premiere Scene’s Ryan Holloway was lucky enough to chat to director Lee Cronin and the film’s star Seána Kerslake in London this week and chatted horror, sleepless nights and whether a spatula is the best way to get wallpaper off of a wall…no really.