Beneath (2013)

Five high school graduates venture to a secluded lake for a weekend celebration, but get stranded in the water when a flesh-eating creature emerges from the depts. Now, trapped in the treacherous waters without an oar, the teens must figure… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: May 3, 2013
DVD Release Date: April 14, 2014
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Scott Foundas

Whatever tension the pic manages to build ... is mostly undercut by the recurring appearance of the fish and by the generally overemphatic performances of the human cast ...

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Sam Adams
Time Out

The title doesn't just refer to what lurks in the lake's still water. It's a guide to where Beneath's substance lies, the acid heart inside its plastic chest.

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Sean Axmaker
Parallax View

Beneath is both a tribute to monster-in-the-woods and the creature-under-the-water horror and a genuine indie drama in the guise of a horror film.

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Simon Abrams

As shrill as it often is, the film's situational peril makes otherwise unlikable characters sympathetic, or maybe just sympathetic enough.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

The whole film is a campy put-on, right? Apparently not.

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Jeff Beck

The film is simply too sloppy and full of holes, many of which should have been easily noticed from the writing of the script through pre-production.

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

A proudly lowbrow, low-budget monster movie that sees nothing wrong with the cheap-and-dirty shortcuts of yesteryear.

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Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

A few things could have been improved upon, but it's at least ambitious and has an interesting twist.

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Dustin Putman

[Blu-ray Review] Well shot and technically competent. It's also a bit of an insult to the viewer's intelligence.

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