The Hole in the Ground is a 2019 supernatural horror film directed by Lee Cronin in his feature debut film, 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 Chris move to the Irish countryside to start a new life in a rented house next to an old forest after leaving Chris's father. While driving down the road, Sarah and Chris almost hit an old woman named Noreen standing in the middle of the road, causing the car's rearview mirror to break and fall off. When she exits the car to retrieve the mirror, Sarah notices Noreen whispering before she turns to stare at Chris in silence.