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Below (11-Oct-2002)

Director: David Twohy

Writers: Lucas Sussman; Darren Aronofsky; David Twohy

Music by: Graeme Revell

Producers: Sue Baden-Powell; Darren Aronofsky; Eric Watson

Keywords: Thriller, WWII, Submarine

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Nick Chinlund
Actor
18-Nov-1961   A Brother's Kiss
Matthew Davis
Actor
8-May-1978   What About Brian
Jason Flemyng
Actor
25-Sep-1966   The Quatermass Experiment
Dexter Fletcher
Actor
31-Jan-1966   Hotel Babylon
Scott Foley
Actor
15-Jul-1972   Noel Crane on Felicity
Zach Galifianakis
Actor
1-Oct-1969   The Hangover
Bruce Greenwood
Actor
12-Aug-1956   Dr. Griffin on St. Elsewhere
David Twohy
Film Director
18-Oct-1955   The Chronicles of Riddick
Olivia Williams
Actor
26-Jul-1968   The Sixth Sense

CAST

Matthew Davis   ...   Odell
Bruce Greenwood   ...   Brice
Olivia Williams   ...   Claire
Holt McCallany   ...   Loomis
Scott Foley   ...   Coors
Zach Galifianakis   ...   Weird Wally
Jason Flemyng   ...   Stumbo
Dexter Fletcher   ...   Kingsley
Nick Chinlund   ...   Chief
Andrew Howard   ...   Hoag
Christopher Fairbank   ...   Pappy
Chuck Ellsworth   ...   Navy Pilot
Crispin Layfield   ...   Navy Lookout
Jonathan Hartman   ...   Schillings
Sebastian Knapp   ...   Sonar #1
Max Casali   ...   Air Manifold
Alexis Conran   ...   Helmsman
Matthew Leitch   ...   Zap
Gary Broadway   ...   Mess Steward
Tim Plester   ...   Motormac
Craig Blake   ...   Steward
Mitchell Barnett   ...   Bow Planesman
David Crow   ...   Sonar #2
Nick Hobbs   ...   Capt. Winters
Chris Bridgeman   ...   Stern Planesman
David Twohy   ...   British Captain

REVIEWS

Review by mizi causevic (posted on 13-Feb-2005)

I should be quite and say that the only reason why I saw this was because the name Darren Aronofsky (Requiem For A Dream, Pi) was attached to it. Not as a director but as a co-writer and a producer. Sources say this movie was actually suppose to have been directed by Darren but he decided to do Requiem For A Dream instead, and for that... I really can't blame him since Requiem For A Dream was one of my favorite movies. Anyway, the movie was done by the director David Twohy who is known for Pitch Black and for the upcoming Riddick. Even though I would have loved to see what Aronofsky could have done this movie, we don't always get what we want but even so, David Twohy did a good job with this little unknown film.

An extremely claustrophobic thriller that naturally takes place inside of a submarine with bunch of crew members who are hiding a dark secret. An American submarine in a middle of a World War II picks up two Brits and one of them just so happens to be a very attractive lady, Claire Paige (Olivia Williams, Sixth Sense, Rushmore). Naturally, with nothing but men in the submarine, problems arise with the the little lady who just wants everyone to get along. (The way the crew introduced the arrival of Claire Page into the submarine was absolutely hilarious by the way) Aside of this, the crew members start hearing horror like voices and seeing things they would only see in their nightmares. Little do they know that some of them are keeping a very dirty secret that will eventually take over them whether they like it or not, an unexplainable chain of events takes over the story and glues you to the screen.

I can already tell that I will be getting quite a few e-mails from visitors of this site, flipping out over the fact that I gave this movie a 3/5 star rating. Now I am no way saying this movie will be liked by everyone, I personally believe it was really good for what it promised. If you liked a certain thriller called Session 9, you will most likely enjoy this movie as well because they both focus on the mood rather than on the straight forward scare tactics approach that most horror/thriller movies focus on. By all means, it's not a scary movie, it's not a typical horror flick either, however, it is a creepy thriller that really got the short end of the stick as far it's release goes. See it if you enjoyed Session 9.


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