There are plenty of worries a parent has about their children. Broken bones, hurt feelings, and more often occupy a mother and father’s mind. But folklore hides another concern parents don’t worry about—that their child has been replaced by an imposter. Movies about changelings aren’t new, but The Hole in The Ground takes the changeling idea to creepy new heights. 

The Hole in The Ground is an Irish horror movie that revolves around a mother and son duo who are building a new life in a rural town. Things start peaceful enough; however, a strange sinkhole in the ground in the woods near their home and an unsettling elderly neighbor hint that something far more nefarious looms. The mother, played by Seána Kerslake, begins to suspect her son, played by James Quinn Markey, has been replaced by an imposter. 

The Hole in The Ground will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival later this month. It will hit DirectTV January 31 followed by a likely limited theatrical release on March 1.  

Plot Synopsis: 

Trying to escape her broken past, Sarah O’Neill is building a new life on the fringes of a backwoods rural town with her young son Chris. A terrifying encounter with a mysterious neighbor shatters her fragile security, throwing Sarah into a spiraling nightmare of paranoia and mistrust, as she tries to uncover if the disturbing changes in her little boy are connected to an ominous sinkhole buried deep in the forest that borders their home.