Zombies are the middle children of the otherworldly family. Vampires are the oldest brother who gets to have a room in the attic, all tripped out with a disco ball and shag carpet. Werewolves are the youngest, the babies, always getting pinched and told they're cute. With all that attention stolen away from the middle child zombie, no wonder she shuffles off grumbling, "Marsha, Marsha, Marsha."

- Kevin James Breaux

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Film Review: UNDERWATER (2020)

When an underwater earthquake devastates a deep sea drilling and research facility, the survivors must band together to relocate to an alternate location before they can make their way to the surface in the thriller Underwater (2020).  Norah (Kristen Stewart) is one of a handful of survivors after the earthquake unexpectedly destroys their original facility.  Captain Lucien (Vincent Cassel) informs Norah and the rest of the survivors that they are going to have to make a deep sea walk on the ocean floor to an alternate facility that was originally used to build the state of the art drilling facility in order to find a vehicle that can get them safely to the surface.  Against a ticking time clock and other natural disasters that befell the main facility, Norah must help them all get their safely but they soon encounter something else in the ocean never before seen by mankind that they believe may have been released by the drilling in the ocean floor.

Time is running out as the facility around them crumbles apart and deadly creatures seek them out as if they were food. 

In less than five minutes from starting the earthquake happens and its go, go, go from there as the film never lets up from beginning to end.  It’s a disaster film that just also happens to be a horror film with an underwater creature that will not disappoint.  Stewart, who hasn’t done a horror film in some time, is at home in this film and does an admiral job leading the cast and crew through it all, which includes T.J. Miller, Jessica Henwick, Mamoudou Athie, and John Gallagher Jr..

There is also a third act reveal that is too good to reveal that has to be seen to be believed which will delight horror fans.  It’s a shame that the marketing campaign didn’t take into account to market the film as both a disaster film and a horror film instead of a disaster-thriller style film as they truly missed the mark with this amazing film.  Written by Brian Duffield and Adam Cozad and directed by William Eubank I’m definitely looking forward to what they come up with next.

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