Beneath

2013

Action / Adventure / Horror

73
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 40%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 20%
IMDb Rating 5.5 10 3818

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Cast

Jeff Fahey as George Marsh
Mark L. Young as Grubbs
Molly Hagan as Judith Marsh
Joey Kern as Randy
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701.84 MB
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1hr 29 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Nigel P 7 / 10

Spoilers follow ...

Attractive blonde Samantha Marsh (Kelly Noonan) joins a group of miners on a dig 600 feet below the surface on her father's (Jeff Fahey) final day as foreman for the group. Today is the day in which something goes spectacularly wrong. Wouldn't you just know it? And so, the group of hardened men and a capable but frightened woman are trapped as a mine collapses and air, putrid as it is, is starting to run out.

You have to be in the right mood to enjoy a film full of panicking people trapped in a punishing environment, as with anything really. What 'Beneath' does, it does very well, and you really do get a sense that the hugeness of their subterranean is made persuasively close and claustrophobic.

Among the 'god-damns' and the beautiful capped teeth is a real sense of there being something 'out there', because if the situation was not bad enough, there is also some (sadly unexplained) spiritual presence sharing the space with them, which makes its presence felt at the least welcome times.

This is a well-played, tense underground horror.

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 6 / 10

Underground horror is scary enough to work

BENEATH is an American horror film about a group of miners trapped underground after a cave-in who find themselves subjected to stark psychological horror in the diseased depths of the coal mine. It's a low budget but definitely intense film which actually manages to be frightening in places, adopting the same kind of lo-fi approach as Neil Marshall's THE DESCENT, which was the superior film of the two. However, this is still worth your time.

The story is clearly indebted to the tale of the Chilean miners who were trapped below ground for over two months back in 2010. BENEATH suffers from the usual genre clich├ęs but manages to work overall thanks to the effective scare scenes. They usually involve scary-faced people jumping out of the darkness which is basic but effective, and a noisy soundtrack helps to emphasis the horror. Gruesome effects are used only fleetingly but are more the effective because of it. Cast-wise, the main issue is that Kelly Noonan's character is out of place and obviously shoe-horned in, but old-timers like Jeff Fahey and Brent Briscoe fill their roles effectively enough in support.

Reviewed by Smartlink 7 / 10

A claustrophobic descent in madness

Beneath starts off slow and steady but the ride is worth it. It's not your typical dumb for the masses movies. It creeps in on you, the slow pace will deter a few viewers same goes for the unfairly low ratings and review, but it will reward the ones that stick with it.

Reminiscent of other claustro-horror like "The Descent" or "The Cave", it manages to create it's own thing without just blatantly copying what others did before.

Some the the actors performances where disappointing but the story, script and good photography makes up for it. The carefully crafted mixture of light, shadows and darkness sets an incredible claustrophobic mood. The ambiance audio is also gteatly contributing to the eeriness vibe this movie warps you in.

The only other disappointing element of this movie is a redundant jump scare that is overused and isn't actually needed that much. Can't go in more details without spoilers but you will understand when you see it.

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