By WILLIAM J. WRIGHT
Lord of the Flies-style chaos breaks out at an exclusive summer camp in THE HOLE IN THE FENCE, a disturbing new psychological horror film from Mexico.
Directed by Joaquin del Paso, THE HOLE IN THE FENCE focuses on a secluded summer retreat in the Mexican countryside. Reserved for the students of a privileged, all-boys private school, the boys receive rigorous physical, moral and religious training under the ever-watchful eyes of their adult guardians. Bred to be tomorrow’s elite, the boys devolve into a brutal, tribal mindset after discovering a hole in the camp’s fence. A horrifying descent into mayhem follows in what is described as a potent critique of Mexican high society.
Featuring a cast of talented young actors and a stirring original score by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein (Stranger Things), THE HOLE IN THE WALL was an official selection at the Venice Film Festival, where it left an international audience stunned. See the shocking trailer below.
THE HOLE IN THE WALL premieres on VOD from Yellow Veil Pictures and opens theatrical in the U.S. on May 26 at the Laemmle Theatres in Los Angeles, with more dates and venues to be announced.