2004 TV Movie. URL http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0402175/
Really though? Is that woman in the tunnel the worst thing that town has to worry about?
Well, it looks like they tried. The slow-mo closeups on feet walking through the tunnels were a bit special. Some things I did like, such as the man sitting behind the door. Didn’t see that coming.
The only reason this is not zero is that there were a couple of redeeming actors who were sadly under-utilised. My favourite was the grad student, who I hope has gone on to other things. The rest of the cast appear to be ring-in relatives or members of a local adult ed class. Really, the acting was mesmerisingly tragic.
COSTUMES & MAKEUP: 3/5
Exteriors were good. Interiors were potentially good, but used strangely. I’ve no idea why yelling couldn’t be heard up/down the shaft.
LIGHTING & SOUND: 3/5
Okay, but there was negligible difference between light and dark, making the torches a bit redundant, and some scenes could have been a lot spookier.
SPECIAL EFFECTS: 1/5
Nice burns. Awful cave-ins and crush scene positioning. It would have been fun making all those polystyrene rocks though.
I genuinely can’t recall, and I don’t want to watch it again to find out.
I was engrossed for the first five minutes, and thereafter I was repeatedly surprised that the story was getting smaller and smaller. Mostly I just kept watch to see what new acting might make an appearance.
A genuinely awful movie, and I’m glad I watched it.
Total score = 14/40 = 35%