Amongst my heroes of the 80s was director Joe Dante. He gave us movies like Gremlins, The 'burbs, Piranha, The Howling, The Explorers and Innerspace.... I idolise him much the way I idolise Spielberg. Both have a unique way of tapping into our psyche and speaking to our inner-child. Unfortunately Dante dropped off the map for over a decade and only remerged occasionally to make Imax movies or episodes of television shows. Fortunately The Masters Of Horror series came about and gave him back his mojo. With his whistle wet again he gives us The Hole! Much like Gremlins and The 'burbs this is a horror movie for the family... but don't let that fool you into thinking its a cushioned ride. This will definitely scare the wits out of kids (like Gremlins) but thats the fun of it. Three kids discover a bottomless hole in their basement and when they unlock it's door they unleash a malevolence that stalks each of them with their worst fears. It's essentially A Nightmare On Elm Street for young'uns. I loved it and recommend it if you like Dante's work. There's a heavier and more serious theme running beneath the narrative but most kids wont pick up on that. For adults it adds an extra layer... I watched it in 3D but to be honest it didn't add anything special, 2D is fine.