The Original ‘Holes’ Screenplay Was by the Donnie Darko Writer and It Was Insanely Dark

The Original ‘Holes’ Screenplay Was by the Donnie Darko Writer and It Was Insanely Dark

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I’m sure many of you are familiar with the ever-popular Louis Sachar novel, Holes, along with the 2003 Disney feature film starring the one and only Shia LaBeouf.   via GIPHY   The movie was quirky, heartbreaking, heartwarming, thrilling, and all around just great. I mean, let’s be real, who doesn’t love Holes? The cast was diverse, offbeat, and resilient; from Kissin’ Kate Barlow, Zero (of whom I promptly printed out a photo, and hung it to the inside of my fourth grade locker), Stanley Yelnats, Madame Zeroni, and even the villainous counselors, The Warden and Mr. Sir.   The movie …

The ‘Holes’ Villains, Ranked from Least Evil to Most Evil

The ‘Holes’ Villains, Ranked from Least Evil to Most Evil

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The first time I read Holes by Louis Sachar it blew my tiny sixth-grade mind. My librarian had told me that the ending was incredible, but I was simply not prepared. The way all the little threads wove together, all the loose ends tied up so perfectly?? I was shook. Beyond shook. I was a new person. I was reborn. I was a phoenix, rising from the ashes of my former self. The ‘S’ shelf of my elementary school library was now a sacred space, where Sachar leaned against Jerry Spinelli, where Holes and Stargirl, the two most influential books I read …