As such, it's a grim film that lacks a certain level of fun horror fans might crave, but if you can buy into the concept, you'll appreciate the artistry. I believe I may have even caught a couple of them having fun with their roles in the latter half of the film. I know this sounds stupid, however, it's true. The comic, also titled Beneath, explores the backstory behind the catfish and details another group that the giant fish attacked in the 1960s. Kitty, Matt and Simon throw Johnny's body into the water as a distraction, but the fish refuses to eat him.
The directors, actors, and producers of the current independent horror movement have formed a collaborative community. As he throws the rope, the fish bumps the boat causing it to spin and the rope catches around Johnny's neck, strangling him. As night descends, the bloodied Simon sees the old man in front of headlights. Newman's performance is weirdly believable because Fessenden wants you to believe that Zeke is petty enough. Zeke is a caricature of the self-involved, camera-wielding ciphers who film everything in contemporary horror films. They soon swim back to the boat after they feel a large object touching them underwater.
That is precisely what Mr. The young actors, basically struggling to do their best with what they were given until this point, show sparks of inspiration once they get to dial up the collective douche meter to epic proportions. Meanwhile, Kitty observes Johnny's body floating nearby as she sits on the overturned motorboat. These lines are spoken by young characters, after all, and the film's actors make the most of that. The fish immediately goes to Johnny's body and consumes it.
Advertisement There's the rub: how much does Fessenden and company's sincere interest in their characters matter, given that the film is humanizing ugly, self-involved brats? Row for your lives, ahaha! As the group panics, Kitty accuses Johnny of knowing about the fish because he tried to give her a necklace for protection earlier which she refused, thinking it was a love token. I guess my biggest issue was with how everything connected with each other. After the perfunctory creepy old dude warning, delivered with teeth firmly clenched by none other than Darren Aronofsky muse Mark Margolis, the gang takes to the water. The film makers may have just had too many ideas and that caused them to start mish-mashing kinda like how this review is going shit together and led to a bland product. Sam, George and the members of the team who make it out of the rubble lock themselves in a manmade rescue chamber stocked with food, water, and oxygen tanks, but when they hear noises outside, they go to investigate, thinking other miners might be trapped. The group's camaraderie devolves a little more with each scene as they sacrifice each other for the sake of the greater good.
The protagonists are introduced to us gracelessly by Zeke , a geeky aspiring filmmaker who thinks he's going to be the next great auteur. Most folks even those who jones for the horror are unfamiliar with him, but have seen him on countless occasions. As shrill as it often is, the film's situational peril makes otherwise unlikable characters sympathetic, or maybe just sympathetic enough. A digital comic based upon the movie was released in July 2013. So far it looks like a combination of The Raft, Frozen and Jaws. The old man tells him that he should know better than to go on the lake but Johnny says they're just going to cross to the other shore and he'll show respect. And when the film does get violent, you can see that it was directed by someone that cared enough to make you uncomfortable.
Now somebody quick, get that boy a script deserving of him. He cattily introduces us to all of his frenemies, including Matt , a jock who didn't make it as a football star, and Kitty , a flirtatious human accessory who has slept with almost everyone on the ship, including best friend Deborah. The trio argue about Zeke's earlier insinuations regarding Kitty, and Matt angrily throws her into the lake. Zeke is and isn't a running joke. The man asks for Johnny and Simon replies that everyone is dead and he needs to get help. The old man states that Johnny was such a nice boy and that Simon needs to go back in the lake because it wasn't finished with him. Unfortunately, Fess displays a plodding sense of restraint in the actual creature scenes, leaving them a little, ahem, dead in the water.
This happen to me while watching Beneath. Simon suffers a head injury, leaving drops of blood that attracts the fish; Matt, having grown remorseful, sacrifices himself to the fish while Simon swims to shore. In desperation, they throw Deb's body overboard to distract the fish and continue paddling using their hands; however, this is not successful and the group is left stranded on the lake, several hundred yards away from the shoreline. The cast performs decently, especially the supporting cast which could be considered above average, and there are also some solid scenes that will create fear in a good portion of the audience. George phones for help, but he's told it will take 72 hours for aid to arrive. The film stars Danny Zovatto, Bonnie Dennison, Chris Conroy, Jonny Orsini, Griffin Newman, and Mackenzie Its been a few years since genre veteran Larry Fessenden Habit, Wendigo got behind the camera, but he is back and this time he has some man-eating fish for us to contend with in his latest flick, Beneath. Simon tries to escape but is dragged underwater and devoured.
While their subject matter changes from project to project, the push for realism and characterization propels these films into a new category of horror. Zeke attempts to persuade the group to throw Johnny overboard. Additionally, there was a good sense of claustrophobia throughout. Beneath stars , , and Chris Conroy as teenagers that must fight for their lives against a man-eating catfish. From bit roles to great supporting turns, this guy is everywhere. The group tries to row to shore with one oar but the giant fish bites and destroys their remaining oar.