Teen screams are something of the past, am I right? That's why Scream 4 didn't keep me on edge like Scream did. Teenagers killing teenagers just feels too, well, real.
The psychological thriller, The Hole, starring Thora Birch and Dexter's Desmond Harrington, is a two way street. Do we believe main character Liz's story, or semi-geeky Martin's tale. You don't have to wait long to figure out the truth. And that's where it kills the story. psychological thrillers are supposed to mess with your head, finally giving you the answers at the end of the tale. Imagine if the writers of Saw gave you the twist ending by telling you Jigsaw was there the whole time. You the movie have lasted so long? Would you have even cared to finish it.
No, the writers of The Hole gave us something that was well worth the watch, but damned us by killing it early on. There was no twist ending because it was given to us in the middle. We weren't left in awe, slapping hands to our heads by not seeing all the pieces, because they were given to us directly.
No. Instead, we're gypped into accepting the ending. An ending, by the way, that would not hold up in court.
The film, which also stars a young Keira Knightley, is available on Amazon and Netflix Instant Steam (which I recommend).
Until next time, keep on huntin'.