What Lies Below (2020)

With Netflix dumping a slew of newer Horror movies onto its platform, I decided to check out the 2020 movie What Lies Below since it raked in enough viewers to pull into Netflix’s top 10. Though the Sci-Fi Horror kicks off a feeling of unease right from the get-go, this is a slow burn in the truest sense. The relationship between the characters, especially the mother and daughter, angered me constantly. The movie is littered with missing scenes and explanations and its confusing ending dragged its potential down to the dirt. That being said, I do have to give credit where credit is due. Writer-director Braden R. Demmler states that he made the movie on a shoestring budget, but you can’t tell. The visuals and effects are simply gorgeous, with none of the typical cheesy compositions that seem to be prevalent in most underfunded Horror movies. I would honestly love to see what he could do with a bigger budget.

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