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She's stuck swimming below the ice in subzero temperatures, but her biggest threat watches from above... In today's second Horror Highlights, we have VOD release details for Douglas Schulze's new horror thriller The Dark Below, as well as world premiere details for Lycan and information on three horror releases from Terror Films.
The Dark Below Home Media Release Details: The Dark Below is now in Redbox and can also be watched on Comcast On Demand, iTunes, Direct TV, Google Play, and other digital platforms. To learn more, visit the film on iTunes.
"For his fourth and most daring film, director Douglas Schulze (Mimesis, Dark Fields) brings us The Dark Below. This tense, fear driven film utilizes minimal dialog, portrays a woman (Lauren Mae Shafer) struggling for survival beneath a frozen lake while a serial killer (David G.B. Brown) stalks her from the surface."
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- Derek Anderson
The premise that director Douglas Schulze and co-writer Jonathan D’Ambrosio have cooked up for their film The Dark Below is a bold one. This 75-minute thriller is dialogue-free, save one line at the start setting everything in motion, the story instead unfolding as a series of expressions through current duress and visually informative flashbacks while David Bateman‘s energetic score blasts you into the correct state of unease. Performances must be a bit over-the-top, with sight and sound bordering on manipulative, in order for it all to work, but we hope the result will be good enough to forgive any moments where these inevitabilities go awry. And for a time it is, our intrigue at what’s happening initially getting the better of disbelief. Sadly, that time is too short.
Kudos to the filmmakers for throwing us into the fire with frame one, though. I was genuinely interested because »
- Jared Mobarak
“Silence is the most powerful scream.”
Rachel (Lauren Mae Shafer) is on the run from a serial killer (David G.B. Brown). I say run, I mean swim. She was drugged, dressed in scuba gear and then plunged in to the depths of a nearby frozen lake to drown. Unfortunately for the killer however, Rachel is something of a seasoned diver and won’t go down (or should that be sank?) without a fight. With her killer stalking her on the surface, Rachel must not only constantly outwit him, but also survive the freezing temperatures as well as literally keeping a float.
Now before you call me a cop out regarding my somewhat brief synopsis, let me just tell you that The Dark Below »
- Mondo Squallido
9 March 2017 11:59 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Pedestrian execution undercuts the high concept of Douglas Schulze's near-silent horror film about a young woman trapped in a freezing lake by a determined killer. While its intriguing setup sounds like it could make for a provocative and original thriller, The Dark Below never lives up to its promise, although it earns points for originality.
The story begins with Rachel (Lauren Mae Shafer) — at least that's her name as provided in the credits — being attacked by a burly man (David G.B. Brown) who strangles her, forces a drug down her throat and puts her in a wet suit. »
- Frank Scheck
Parade Deck Films have announced the upcoming theatrical release of festival favorite The Dark Below. Directed by Douglas Schulze (Mimesis, Dark Fields) the film is a tense, fear driven film that utilizes minimal dialog to tell the story of a woman (Lauren Mae Shafer) struggling for survival beneath a frozen lake while a serial killer (David G.B. Brown) stalks her from the surface.
With its bone-chilling soundtrack by multiplatinum recording artist Eric Bobo and a searing supporting performance by Veronica Cartwright (Alien, 24: Legacy), The Dark Below, which played several high profile genre film festivals – including Fantasia International Film Festival, FrightFest UK, Monsters of Film in Sweden and Toronto After Dark – will hit select Us theaters on March 10th. Check out the trailer and poster below:
- Phil Wheat
The horror is literally bone-chilling in The Dark Below, Douglas Schulze's thriller set on—and beneath—a frozen lake, and viewers will have a chance to see the movie in select theaters this March courtesy of Parade Deck Films.
For his fourth and most daring film, director Douglas Schulze (Mimesis, Dark Fields) brings us The Dark Below. This tense, fear driven film utilizes minimal dialog, portrays a woman (Lauren Mae Shafer) struggling for survival beneath a frozen lake while a serial killer (David G.B. Brown) stalks her from the surface.
“I got involved with this project because Doug Schulze knows genre and he knows film. In todays environment, The Dark Below is different. It is a »
- Derek Anderson
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