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Beneath (2013)

Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 3 May 2013 (USA)
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Six high school seniors celebrating in the middle of a lake find themselves trapped on a rowboat due to a man-eating fish.

Director:

Larry Fessenden

Writers:

Tony Daniel, Brian D. Smith (as Brian Smith)

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Cast overview:
Daniel Zovatto ... Johnny
Bonnie Dennison ... Kitty
Chris Conroy ... Matt
Jon Orsini ... Simon (as Jonny Orsini)
Griffin Newman ... Zeke
Mackenzie Rosman ... Deb
Mark Margolis ... Mr. Parks
Graham Reznick ... Local DJ (voice)
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After six teens graduate from high school, they decide to spend one final outing with each other on a rowboat in a lake before they go their separate ways. However, after a man-eating fish kills one of them and destroys their oars, they find themselves trapped in the middle of the lake. Soon afterwards, they realize they have to determine who is to be thrown into the water as a distraction, so the rest of the group can paddle to shore. Written by Brian Berta

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Terror lies just below the surface. See more »


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Not Rated

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Shot in eighteen days. See more »

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The blood stains on Deb's swimsuit change from long to close shots. See more »

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References Shark Night 3D (2011) See more »

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Where I Belong
Written by Tom Laverack
Produced by Just Desserts
Courtesy of Earhorn Disks/Sojourn Records
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Friday the 13th in a row boat
15 October 2016 | by Chase_WitherspoonSee all my reviews

The oversized antagonist of this run of the mill creature feature isn't a bad specimen and definitely looks like something out of the River Monsters alumni, not too far beyond realistic proportions. But that's about all I can praise in this otherwise irritating labour as six high school seniors try to stay afloat a sinking row boat as they're stalked by the voracious lake monster whilst tensions amongst the group threaten their survival.

Most of the characters are clichés (the nerd, the jock, the outsider) and some are plainly irritating, not to mention uneven as the plot meanders from one fatality to the next. It doesn't take long for this lemon to lose its zest, the brittle relationships deteriorating into ridiculous scenarios that accelerate the attrition rate beyond I'm sure even the appetite of the assailant. Aside from the abysmal acting and puerile dialogue, the key weakness in the plot is the fact that the riverbank is clearly visible in almost every shot, yet despite their obvious proximity to shore, these directionless debutantes never seem to get any closer to it. Had they been depicted further from land in a vast lake, the situation would've been more believable.

Unlike the typical monster movie, there's a rather morbid conclusion to this aimless outing, though it doesn't necessarily redeem the previous 80-minutes which even by B-movie standards is pretty mediocre.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 2013 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Connecticut, USA See more »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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