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David Twohy (2002)

101min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
In this ghost tale from Pitch Black director David Twohy, a supernatural presence haunts an American submarine during the Second World War. Or does it? After the USS Tiger Shark rescues three survivors from a torpedoed hospital ship, the low-key tension and claustrophobia mounts as the crew members attempt to conceal their dark, mutinous secrets against a battle-weary and psychologically intense backdrop. More suspenseful than chilling, thanks to Twohy's delicate handling of the unfolding nightmarish events, this eerie undersea horror thriller evokes uncomfortably implicit terror rather than relying on standard "boo" tactics. Subtlety in the old Val (Cat People) Lewton tradition is Twohy's yardstick, and that goes for the special effects, too. Yet, while he doesn't quite mine the creepy premise for all its macabre potential, this Twilight Zone-style offering will still tingle undemanding spines.

Summary

A shell-shocked US submarine crew embarks on a routine mission in the Pacific during the Second World War. After stopping to pick up the three survivors of a torpedoed British hospital ship, an unrelenting series of terrifying and sinister events drives the crew into madness as they wander the claustrophobic corridors of their cramped vessel. Horror, starring Olivia Williams, Holt McCallany, Bruce Greenwood and Matthew Davis.

Cast & Crew

Ensign Douglas O'Dell Matthew Davis
Lt Brice Bruce Greenwood
Claire Paige Olivia Williams
Loomis Holt McCallany
Coors Scott Foley
Weird Wally Zach Galifianakis
Stumbo Jason Flemyng
Kingsley Dexter Fletcher
Chief Nick Chinlund
Director David Twohy
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Buena VistaGuidance: Violence and swearing.Available on: video and DVD
Drama