The Undertow (2003)
Director: Jeremy Wallace
Stars: Jason Christ, Julie Farrar, Joseph Palermo, Trudy Bequette
Storyline: Six friends go on a trip to Old Mines and they learn that they are not wanted there.
Review: A bunch of friends travel to Old Mines to do a small canoe trip. They are threaten to leave as they are not wanted but they still decide to carry on. They learn the hard way that the town is hiding the secret of a tall deformed man called The Boy that the town releases to kill off the outsiders.
The movie has the typical hillbilly maniac off to the kill the teen’s type feel. This is shot on a video camera so expect some low grade film footage but it kind of works for the film. The Boy is a hooded maniac that leaves lots of blood and gore for the viewer as he can get pretty nasty. Sure the acting is not the greatest ..actually it can be painful and you can tell it is a low budget. The film can drag a bit and the build up is slow but the gore is there you just need to sit through it to get to it.
Rating: This film fails for one reason the acting! It is painful to watch these actors and actress try to get through the dialogue. The Boy is an idea that has been overdone so many times but like I said if you’re a gore hound wait for it but for a straight out horror lover you could pass on this one.