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The Undertow (2003)

Unrated | | Horror | Video October 2003
Six friends enter the strange town of Old Mines for a weekend float trip. They quickly realize that the town is not friendly to strangers, and they are pressured to leave by the police. ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Christ ... Eli
Julie Farrar Julie Farrar ... Carolanne
Joseph Palermo ... Deputy Foxy Watson
Trudy Bequette ... Billie Hovis
Chris Grega Chris Grega ... Buster
Emily Haack Emily Haack ... Mia
Robin Garrels Robin Garrels ... Judy
Todd Tevlin Todd Tevlin ... Tim
Jeff Atwater Jeff Atwater ... R.C. Brown
Doc Brown Doc Brown ... The Boy
Ed Belt Ed Belt ... Mayor Hovis
Ceily Davis Ceily Davis ... Stella Mae Brown
Kevin Golden Kevin Golden ... The Sheriff
John Moore John Moore ... The Boy, age 9
Sandy Dvorak Sandy Dvorak ... The Store Clerk


Six friends enter the strange town of Old Mines for a weekend float trip. They quickly realize that the town is not friendly to strangers, and they are pressured to leave by the police. When the friends decide to continue their float trip anyway, terrifying secrets of the town surface. A seven-foot-tall deformed maniac, known by the townsfolk as The Boy is kept under lock and key by the town's mayor. The Boy's purpose is simple: kill outsiders. The Mayor of Old Mines releases The Boy and the maniac's hunt begins. One by one, the campers on their float trip are ripped to gory shreds by the enraged, deformed, hulking Boy. But there is great mystery to the Boy. Who is his father? Who is his mother? How did he become so dangerous? In the end, the answers to these questions will put the entire town of Old Mines in danger. The Boy is an unstoppable killing machine, and anyone in his path won't be in one piece for long! Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

October 2003 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Old Mines, Missouri, USA

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The Undertow was originally conceived as a comedy called The Float Trip Massacre. Early in pre-production, the producers took the project in a more serious direction and changed the title. See more »


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fails in several ways
22 December 2009 | by trashgangSee all my reviews

As you all know I am a big supporter of the independent scene. Now and then a gem pops up and them I am glad to have it in my collection, mostly signed and personalized by the director. But sometimes the trailer is better than the movie itself. This flick have this problem. When you watch the trailer you have seen it all, and the teaser that Eric Stanze (Scrapbook) is involved only makes it worser. By involving Stanze geeks are really thinking that they will get gore from beginning until the end. It isn't, the movie fails in delivering a hillbilly gorefest, due the storyline and due the performances. The storyline can be told in a few sentences. Six friends go camping but at the wrong place at the wrong time. End of story. When they've been killed the acting fails. When one of the girls is seeing her friend dead,his head smashed by the killer, the way she reacts fails. The other problem with the movie is when you start watching it you can see immediately the low budget problems. When they walk into the sun, the iris of the camera isn't correct, they don't use ND filters. Wrong, and when they scream the sound goes into red. But you can see through this by saying, okay, no budget, but the car scene is too long, the cop scene, too long. In fact it takes the last 25 minutes before something really happens, before the slaying starts. But when it starts it's all done in a gory way. Intestines flying away, heads crushed by bricks. Girls smashed in their face with bare fists. And that's the only reason why I gave it a 4. Could have been much better.

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