In central Sahara a rig is drilling down to a cavern discovered 9 miles below the surface. When contact is lost, Jack, a lone security guard (Adrian Paul) is sent to investigate. He finds the place abandoned, ransacked, and clearly the former occupants believed they were under attack by a demon.
After spending the night, Jack discovers a lone survivor, Dr. Jenny Christianson a lovely blonde who whats to leave. As Jack is ordered to wait until help arrives, he hallucinates and comes to believe in the same demons. The question posed to the audience asks what is real and what is not real.
There were not many people in this low action tale. The hallucinations were done effectively. The wind, sights, and sounds played well upon the imagination. Even the names were carefully selected. Perhaps one of the better recycled films. I thought it was worth the cheap rental price.
Scientists are working on a new project to dig nine miles down into a cavity in the earths crust. Shortly after succeeding and listening to audio picked up from receptors the crew start going mad and deserting the poject. One man is sent to find out what happened and why all contact with the base has been lost. Upon arriving he finds one remaining crew member, JC. What happens after is a brilliant psychological romp through the human mind and how superstition can affect it.
The first 10 minutes of the film give you an impression of this being another run of the mill horror story, but it isn't. this is a psychological thriller, and a very good one at that. The acting is very good and so believable it can be painful to watch sometimes.
**Here Be Spoilers** The film is based around the myth of scientists drilling down into the earths crust and hearing what sounds like a thousand tortured souls screaming in pain.
I'm a huge movie fan, and have seen my fair share of low budget movies, that really amazed me with the acting and dialog. This film however was obviously not written by anyone with any creativity. The script is head-shakingly bad at time. Here is one example:
*SPOILER* Woman: So you're not married? Man: My wife died a few years ago. Woman: I'm sorry. Man: So do you have a boyfriend back home? Woman: Are you interrogating me? Man: Just curious. Woman: You a cop? Man: Used to be ...
Honestly, it's one cliche after another. Poorly written and poorly acted.
Don't buy it, just watch it on Netflix or something. For £17, you could have 3 and a half months of Netflix.
Am a big Adrian Paul fan so I bought this because he was in it. I am pleasantly surprised at how how good it turned out to be. There is no doubt given the right direction AP can be very good indeed. Atmospheric, creepy a good watch all round.
giving 2 stars as im feeling generous tonight and i liked the trippy bits. have the people commenting before me ever seen a decent film before(id guess not) its not 5 star,terrible acting. please dont go wasting good money on this sh.......ambles