The Hole comes from Joe Dante, the director The Howling, Gremlins, the superb Homecoming episode of Masters of Horror and, to be honest, a whole truck load of films I hold close to my heart. The US is still waiting for the film, but we in the UK saw it in our cinemas last September and, today, it reaches DVD and Blu-ray.
I really liked the film (it made my list of 51 films from last year you really shouldn't have missed), so I wrangled an excerpt for us. This clip introduces the hole itself. It's a brilliantly executed scene, with Dante's filmmaking choices as simple, clean and effective as they always were. And, not to put too fine a point on it, that's also true of the whole film.*
*No pun intended.