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IMDB Rating: 4.6
Duration: 1h 27min
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Release Date: 4 December 2020 (USA)
Director: Braden R. Duemmler
Film Stars: Danny Corbo, Ema Horvath, Troy Iwata
Quality/Size: WEBRip 480p [260MB] | 720p [794MB]
Movie Plot: A 16 year-old girl returns home from camp and learns that her mother has a new boyfriend, one she intends to marry to, a man whose charm, intelligence and beauty make him look like he’s not human at all.
I thought it was quite good even though it’s a lower budget movie. It’s creepy and unsettling with an unexpected ending.”What Lies Below” is a kind of a flick that could end up being a total trash filled with so-bad-it-hurts CGI and nonsense screenplay. You know, like the most of Syfy made-for-TV creature features. But this one doesn’t deserve all the rage. Yes, the dialogues are pretty basic and bland but it doesn’t kill the creepy vibe going throughout the whole film length. The acting is decent – Ema Horvath is good as an estranged daughter and Mena Suvari finally stars in a horror movie that is not a garbage (although it’s still too hard to forgive her for Carrie 2 and Don’t Blink).
The best part of the movie is its visuals and lore. Lovecraft-esque fear of chtonic entities, hypnotic enigmatic lights coming out of nowhere and minimalistic synth soundtrack are making “What Lies Below” a thrilling eye-candy which is pretty much enough for a one-off horror movie. It doesn’t reinvent the genre or offers any real plot twist (I mean, we all know John is going to be a bad guy, and effective Trey Tucker’s performance convinced us right after we see him) but definitely worth a watch for its atmosphere and its actors that probably did better that the script could offer them.