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The Tunnel (2011)

Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 19 May 2011 (USA)
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An investigation into a government cover-up leads to a network of abandoned train tunnels deep beneath the heart of Sydney. As a journalist and her crew hunt for the story it quickly becomes clear the story is hunting them.

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Natasha Warner
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Peter Ferguson
Steve Davis ...
Steve Miller
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Jim 'Tangles' Williams
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Stalker
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Trevor Jones
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Security Guard
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Government Minister
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Emergency Operator (voice)
Shannon Harvey ...
Jane Schmidt (as Shannon Jones)
Arianna Gusi ...
Kate
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Sef
Jessica Fallico ...
Jess
Ben James ...
Dez (voice)
Peter Overton ...
Himself - News Presenter
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An investigation into a government cover-up leads to a network of abandoned train tunnels deep beneath the heart of Sydney. As a journalist and her crew hunt for the story it quickly becomes clear the story is hunting them.

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AUD 135,000 (estimated)
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When Peter's body is on the floor of the subway station with Natasha crying next to him, his body slightly changes positions between the feed from their own camera on the floor and the camera from the station. See more »

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Followed by The Tunnel: Dead End See more »

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Reflection of Madness
Written by Aaron Potter & Daniel Brunet
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An Amazing Heartstopping and Compelling Experience
17 February 2012 | by See all my reviews

Among Australian Cinema There's always an impressive horror movie. But its on some rare occasion that you get one that actually feels special. To me "The Tunnel" ranks as a film that has to be seen!!!

Filmed in a Documentary Style it follows a journalist and a TV Crew, who go an investigate a tunnel network under Sydney. The Tunnels were once railway lines and proposed to be used for recycled water under the state government. However after dangerous incidents occur below with people missing, the TV Crew find themselves faced with the horror of the story they were going to investigate.

Its amazing what indie films can do. The Tunnels is just another great way of convincing film makers to just go out there and make what you want in just anyway you can. The films funding cam online with 135k Project to sell frames for $1 each. It fascinating to hear how these type of projects come together. I would of liked to see a cinema release for this, but with its online distribution and DVD sales, Its a strong Horror film that deserves Cult Status!!! The Story is simple and easy to follow with some relatable characters, accompanied by th survivor interviews. The rest of the film is shot with authentic camera footage as if it were a hidden archive film. Acting talents are top notch! What drives the film is the claustrophobic sense of an uncharted caverns/sewers and the thrilling and compelling sequences of being lost and whats truly lurking in the dark (no need for me to say what it is). I can really say this film is Pure Genius!!! Watch it and chances are you won't be disappointed.


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