Australian Horror Hole

The Tunnel

Going into to tunnels often result in bad times for all involved. Sure, there are prisoners digging out of the Crossbar Hotel who will tell you otherwise. But from personal experience, every time I see a light at the end of the tunnel it’s headed straight toward me.

Which is why I may or may not watch the Australian found footage horror flick The Tunnel, finally releasing August 6, 2012, in the UK, the irony being that I’d probably have to take a subway once in London to see it the movies (or, as they say with pinky extended in Tunneland, “the theatre.”)

The Tunnel (not to be confused with The Tunnel, also known as Transatlantic Tunnel, a 1935 British science fiction film based on the 1913 novel Der Tunnel by Bernhard Kellermann, about the building of a transatlantic tunnel), which reads better than the trailer plays:

The Tunnel

In 2007 the New South Wales government suddenly and inexplicably abandoned a project to recycle water found in the disused train tunnels beneath Sydney, despite being in the midst of serious drought.

In 2008, Natasha, an investigative journalist, is convinced of a government cover-up and descends into the subterranean labyrinth of the city – but as she hunts for their story, a much bigger story is hunting them.

The Tunnel

Watch their harrowing ordeal, with unprecedented access to the recently declassified tapes shot in the claustrophobic subway tunnels. The never before seen footage takes us deep inside the tunnels, bringing the darkness to life and capturing the raw fear that threatens to tear the crew apart, leaving each one of them fighting for their lives against an unknown predator.

Intriguing. And yet, I need more, I don’t know, boobs, giant underground monsters (or giant boobs), way more screaming, blood-letting and the frequent and enthusiastic expression of curse words.

I may be letting myself in for a bummer. I mean, nothing good ever comes out of tunnels. Except criminals.

One Response to “Australian Horror Hole”

  1. This was one of those suprise horror flicks for me. I thought it was going to be the same old stuff and in some ways it was but the delivery was superb. I really enjoyed this one

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