Back when I was reviewing DVDs for CHUD.com, I got some interesting and slightly obscure titles in the mail to review. Some of these movies ended up being a lot better than I could have ever expected and deserved a much better release than they did. One perfect example is the horror movie The Last Winter by director Larry Fessenden.
The Last Winter starred Sons of Anarchy’s Ron Perlman and was basically a ghost story in the Arctic. In my original review, I called it a hybrid of The Thing and The Shining, and while it was never nearly as good as either of those, it was a really fun B-grade horror movie.
Well, Fessenden is back with his next movie, another horror film called Beneath. The movie is about a creature from under the water and a group of teens who have to fight for survival while fighting amongst themselves as well. What has me excited is the audio commentary that will be included because Fessenden was incredibly entertaining on the track with The Last Winter.
Beneath comes out on March 25, 2014 and you can pre-order it using the Amazon link to the right.
Here is the synopsis from Scream Factory:
After their high school graduation, six teens celebrate with a trip to the remote and mysterious Black Lake. Only Johnny seems to suspect there’s something in the water stalking the revelers as they set out in their small wooden rowboat stocked with beer and fireworks. But why would Johnny let them go swimming if he knew what lurked beneath? A sudden attack from the depths followed by a lethal chain of events leave the teens stranded on the leaking vessel in the middle of the lake with no oars, no way back to shore, held hostage by a menace that circles them persistently. And so the teens turn on each other, and the petty high school grievances they almost left behind prove more deadly than the monster that waits to devour them.
BENEATH Blu-ray and DVD Special Features:
- Commentary with director Larry Fessenden and sound designer Graham Reznick
- Theatrical Trailer
- Behind BENEATH
- Webisodes: What the Zeke? and What’s in Black Lake?
- Fessenden on JAWS