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Image and video hosting by TinyPic Cast: Tonia Renee, Bret Kennedy, Ozzie Devrish, Roslyn van Doorn, Dirk Foulger, Anthony Edwards, Davyd Williams, Cassia Rosenstraus, Aash Aaron, Joel Amos Byrnes

Director: Gregory Connors

Genre: Sci-Fi Horror

Year: 2010

Rating: R

Something has gone terribly wrong at Research Station 320, a secret research facility one mile beneath the Earth's surface. All communications are gone, all means of escape destroyed and an extremely dangerous horde of rapidly mutating ancient flesh eating creatures are consuming everything in their path. Eight survivors of the outpost, two research subjects, three mercenaries, two research technicians and a medic barricade themselves inside a remote area of the facility with little food, almost no means of defense and little hope of rescue. Their one possible escape route is through thirteen levels of terror that will lead them to the surface. And one of them is not who they seem to be, but the darkness itself which has taken human form.

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This is a mixed bag of sorts, the film has some good things going for it and it also has a few not so good things as well but that is with any Independent film. On the not so good side there is the acting, now for the most part the acting is fine for a film such as this it is just that there are a few below average performances here. Also the dialogue in the first hour of the film is just too cheesy and campy, in fact I think a lot of it is what makes some of the acting bad. The dialogue does get better as the film moves along and neither of the two things ruined the film for me. I have seen some people say the film is like "Aliens", I do not like comparing films because it just isn't fair and I think each film should be judged on it's own considering it's budget and everything that went into making it but if I had to compare this I would say it is more like "Resident Evil" because the film is never really scary. A few things it does having going for it it has tons of action, gunfire and explosions and you gore fans are sure to love the dripping intestines, heads exploding and all the other fun goo used. In the "Behind The Scenes" featurette they talk about not using CGI because of the budget so instead they went the make-up route and I have to say it was the right choice because all the effects and creatures were really impressive considering the budget here. I am not going to sit here and claim that this is some sort a classic when it isn't but considering the budget I thought the filmmakers did a great job creating atmosphere and just supplying loads of fun in the gore department.

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I am going to give this a little higher grade simply because of all the hard work that went into getting it made on limited resources, I hope these filmmakers can now receive some money so that they can take their work a step further and really make something special. In the meantime if you're a fan of Independent cinema then you are going to want to check this out or if you're someone that just likes their sci-fi/horror then I recommend checking this one out I am sure you will find some good things about the movie as well. The DVD comes with Special Features that include:


Behind The Scenes

Short Film "Netherworld"

Still Gallery

You can order the DVD HERE.

Released by Cinema Epoch

*** Out Of *****