Friday, March 31

Review: The Dark Below

This Film Should Go to The Dark Below
The Dark Below is the thriller about Ben, a serial killer, who poisons Rachel. He then follows to submerge her under ice. As she strives to survive, he stays to watch.

The sad part about this movie is that the synopsis is literally everything that happens throughout the entirety of the film. It would have been better as a five minute short. I was surprised that this low budget film even got picked up. There is no redeeming qualities of the film besides a barely interesting plotline. Not to mention, the major lack in dialogue. When I say a lack in dialogue, I mean there are literally like three lines. The script consisted of grunting sounds. The film also has music that doesn't fit the movie at all The score is far too exciting for what's taking place on screen. The acting is horrendous and Rachel is an incredibly stupid character. Every move she makes has me questioning her logic. The simple and stupid concept is not even enough material for a feature film. The only way that the director, Douglas Schulze, was able to get a runtime of seventy-five minutes was by his insane amount of laughable slow motion shots.

Overall, this film tries its hardest to be an emotional and smart thriller but, results in a senseless film that will bore the audience. Just the audio alone seems as if it was made by a first time student film. I can't confidently pull a redeeming quality out of this film. Don’t waste your time with The Dark Below.

Taking all of this into consideration, the highest I can give this film is a 0.5/5

What would I have changed? (Spoilers)
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Cabell (Contributor) is a filmmaker from Tampa, Florida. He will watch just about any film but when he's not reviewing the latest hits he spends time directing films of his own.


21 comments:

  1. Well, I must say that this film really do looks interesting.But it also have me puzzle on how she got there and how long she was in there etc.. And what was his logic.

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  2. I love horror or thrillers that are non conventional.

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  3. Give Rachel the zombie treatment, a dance number, and a Michael Jackson soundtrack, then it could be a legit Thriller

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  4. I am curious to see how Rachel extricates herself from her deadly dilemma. How could she not sense that Ben was out to kill her?! I need to know how it all ends.

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  5. With a rating like that it pretty much guarantees it to become a cult classic!

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  6. I really like thrillers.... how this one turn out

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  7. hope this isn't THAT bad

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  8. I love serial killers movies but call me weird but I like to see multiple killings not just focused on one individual I hope this movie is not a one timer focused on a sole victim lol.

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  9. For some reason I am interested in finding out the Ending .

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  10. A movie is part of a journey. Most previews give away a great deal of the story. I filmaker that pans other movies so badly...wow!

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  11. I need to watch the full movie now.

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  12. yes this movie is strange but can I see the whole movie. Is this the 2015 version?

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  13. I love thrillers...even a bad one.

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  14. Thriller? Horror? I need to watch the whole movie.

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  15. Underwhelming

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  16. need to see the while movie #DarkBelowWestPalmBeach

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  17. Won't watch illogical depiction of women in that way.

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  18. Almost no dialogue?Grunting instead. Pass.

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  19. Seems interesting as a horror movie..

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  20. didn't pique my curiosity

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