The Hole In the Ground


The Main 3 Sat, Apr 13, 2019 10:00 PM
Parkway Theater Wed, Apr 17, 2019 9:15 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Programs:Dark Out
Release Year:2019
Runtime:90 min
Website:Official Website
Print Source:A24
Director:Lee Cronin
Producer:John Keville
Conor Barry
Cinematographer:Tom Comerford
Screenwriter:Lee Cronin
Stephen Shields
Editor:Colin Campbell
Composer:Stephen McKeon
Principal Cast:Seána Kerslake
James Cosmo
Simone Kirby
Steve Wall
James Quinn Markey


Lee Cronin's haunting debut explores the deepest horrors of parental fears in Hole in the Ground. In their rural homestead behind a forest, young mother Sarah O'Neil (Seána Kerslake) looks after her son Chris (James Quinn Markey) as the days quietly pass them by. But one night, her son goes missing, and so begins Sarah's descent into a new kind of terror. Her mind drifts to thoughts of Chris being taken by her abusive ex or falling into the newly appeared sinkhole behind their house. When Chris returns later, what should be a joyous reunion turns into a nightmare–Chris is clearly not the same, his entire demeanor has altered, and he no longer bears a resemblance to the happy, energetic boy Sarah once knew. Soon, Sarah begins to suspect her "son" is actually a changeling, a creature of myth that takes the form of a child.

Director Biography

Lee Cronin

Irish filmmaker Lee Cronin's debut-feature, Hole in the Ground, was met with acclaim at its debut at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.


"Sarah and her sort-of boy prove hard to shake off. Don't be surprised if weeks after you see this they grope their way into your dreams." - London Evening Standard