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Beneath (2007)

Christy (Zehetner) returns to her hometown years after a car accident that disfigured her older sister. Haunted by the accident in which she was the driver, she learns that her worst nightmares have either come true ... or are about to.


Dagen Merrill




Cast overview, first billed only:
Nora Zehetner ... Christy
Brenna O'Brien ... Christy - 14 years
Carly Pope ... Vanessa
Don S. Davis ... Joseph
Beatrice Zeilinger Beatrice Zeilinger ... Nurse at Vanessa's Funeral
Matthew Settle ... John
Gabrielle Rose ... Mrs. Locke
Tim Perez ... Dr. Perry
Jessica Amlee ... Amy
Nicola Anderson ... Debbie
Eliza Norbury ... Stark Woman / Claire
Patrick Gilmore ... Randy
Warren Christie ... Jeff
Julian Christopher ... Dr. Cestia (as Julian D. Christopher)
Lynsey Brothers Lynsey Brothers ... Young Nurse


In Edgemont, Montana, the teenager Christy Wescot is very connected to her beloved sister Vanessa Locke. On her fourteenth birthday, Christy asks Vanessa to drive her convertible car, but she has a car accident, hits a rock and is thrown off the seat; however Vanessa is trapped in the car that explodes and she survives disfigured and totally burnt. Christy is sent to Pine Bluff Psychiatric Care Center for treatment while her sister is treated by her husband Dr. John Locke at home with the assistance of the nurse Claire Wells. When Vanessa has a heart attack and dies, Christy has a breakdown in the funeral service telling that her sister is alive in the coffin. Then she moves to California for the pre-med, but is haunted by nightmares and weird visions. When the caretaker of the family Joseph dies six years later, Christy returns to Edgemont for the funeral and has a cold reception by John and his mother. However, her niece Amy that is afraid of "dark things" behind the walls of the ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Terror lives below

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Rated R for some violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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When Christy is at the computer searching for Claire Wells, she opens a cupboard door below the desk. Inside the cupboard is a 10-pack of Hydromorphone. In the first shot, the label is on the right-hand side, then it's on the left, and in the third shot it's back on the right again. See more »


[first lines]
Christy - 14 years: Why do we celebrate them dying?
Vanessa: We're not celebrating. We're honoring them. It's our responsibility.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits go down rather than up (as is usual). See more »


References Kiss Me Deadly (1955) See more »

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i don't agree with the low rating
14 March 2010 | by disdressed12See all my reviews

i had really low expectation going in.mainly because of the words MTV films appearing on the screen was surprised at how well done this psychological suspense thriller was.i found it very atmospheric,and suspenseful.there weren't a lot of cheap scares.it was intelligent,and well written,in my opinion.the ending was unexpected.i was also very impressed with the acting.Nora Zehetner as Christy was very good,but Matthew Settle as John really impressed.basically,my opinion of MTV films went up several notches after this film was over.i don't get the low rating(5.3/10).but that's just my opinion.for me,Beneath is a well deserved 8/10

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7 August 2007 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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