The Hole in the Groundis a 2019 supernatural horror film directed by Lee Cronin, from a screenplay by Cronin and Stephen Shields. The film stars Seána Kerslake, James Cosmo, Kati Outinen, Simone Kirby, Steve Wall and James Quinn Markey. The story follows a young woman who begins to suspect that her son's disturbing behavior is linked to a mysterious sinkhole.
The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on 25 January 2019. It was released on 1 March 2019, by Wildcard Distribution in Ireland and by Vertigo Releasing in the United Kingdom.
Sarah and her son move to the Irish countryside to start a new life in a rented house next to an old forest. It is implied that she left her husband, with whom she had Christopher (or Chris). When Sarah and Chris arrive in the village, Sarah almost has a collision with an old woman named Noreen, while the latter is standing in the middle of the road. Her husband Des apologizes while he comes to take Noreen back inside.