'Underwater' and the Legacy of Aquatic Horror

'Underwater' and the Legacy of Aquatic Horror
[This story contains spoilers for Underwater]

At the bottom of the ocean, no one can hear you scream. It seems impossible to discuss William Eubank’s Underwater, the new aquatic horror film from 20th Century Fox, without the specter of Ridley Scott’s Alien (1979) looming large. The familiar trappings are all there. There’s a motley crew of working-class heroes, played by Kristen Stewart, Jessica Henwick, Vincent Cassel, John Gallagher Jr., Mamoudou Athie and T.J. Miller. And each are performing their roles in service to a specific character type. There’s a claustrophobia-inducing scenario in which air-locked chambers become just as uninhabitable ...
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