There’s a new deep sea horror movie slated for release on January 10th, 2020 called Underwater. It’s an extremely lazy name and the cast is equally as uninspired, but… some of the visual effects look interesting.
The movie stars Vincent Cassel, T.J. Miller and Kristen Stewart. The trio are part of a group of researchers seven miles under the ocean’s surface, doing research. However, after a devastating earthquake rocks the station, the crew are left scrambling to get to safety, or whatever safety they think they can find.
The trailer sets itself up like a typical kill-off-team horror flick, where the group of survivors attempt to do their best to overcome the odds and attempt to find some way to reach safety. You can check out the trailer below, courtesy of Movieclips Trailers.
So originally I didn’t think much of it because it features Kristen Stewart, the lesbian chick from the Twilight series. However, the concept of the movie seems somewhat entertaining, a little bit like 2016’s Annihilation fused with the classic 1989 horror flick DeepStar Six, and a touch of Ridley Scott’s Alien.
Now the similarities with DeepStar Six are really off the chain, including the fact that it features a research crew at the bottom of the ocean in a damaged station, a giant monster hunting them, and the odds stacked against them.
The claustrophobic atmosphere, creepy interior designs and reliance on atmosphere – at least as far as the trailer is concerned – definitely seems to draw from Alien.
I can’t really make out what’s going on in the second half of the trailer other than that it looks like the walk from one station to the next didn’t go over so well, and that there’s some pink, intestines-looking stuff that they trawl through at some point.
The only thing I don’t get is how do they walk from one area to the next when the pressure is as thick as it is at that depth?
Anyway, I doubt it’s going to be a sciency horror flick, and it will likely rely a lot on chip thrills and jump scares. But hopefully I’m proven wrong (but I doubt it).
Underwater is due to drop in theaters on January 10th, 2020.