‘Just when you thought it was safe to stay home’
From the Depths is a 2020 American horror feature film about a young woman suffering from hallucinations and survivor’s guilt after a shark attack. She is plagued by nightmares of being stalked by the ravenous predator and has disturbing visitations from her sister and boyfriend, both who were killed in the attack.
Written, co-produced and directed by Jose Montesinos (Frenzy aka Surrounded; Sinister Minister; 5 Headed Shark Attack). Co-produced by Brendan Petrizzo and Jon Kondelik (Jurassic Galaxy; Snake Outta Compton; Behind the Walls).
The Dual Visions production stars Angelica Briones (Dead Voices; Blade the Iron Cross; Sinister Minister), Terra Strong (The Nightmare House; Zoombies 2), Marissa Godinez, Taylor Jorgensen (Frenzy aka Surrounded; Shadows of the Dead) and Liz Fenning (Held; Flight 666; OMG… We’re in a Horror Movie; Ghosthunters).
“From the Depths plays its cards close to the chest and doesn’t give much away. Some scenes, such as a shark attack in a swimming pool, are obviously hallucinations, but are they all? Either as a portrait of someone succumbing to madness or a ghost story the film is compelling and held my interest.
The cast and crew of From the Depths deserve a lot of credit for that. Even without the short shoot and low budget, making material like this work isn’t easy. Scenes of a shark swimming up a hallway could easily have been unintentionally funny, see Ouija Shark for proof of that. The same for the scenes of Liz talking to the ghosts. They don’t overplay them or try to go for cheap scares or laughs. They actually feel almost like normal conversations despite the subject matter.” Read the full review at Voices from the Balcony
“Montesinos paces the proceedings soundly and juggles the different subgenres at play nicely […] Viewers looking for a straight-up horror thriller with loads of shark attacks may be disappointed, but adventurous viewers who gravitate toward chance-taking independent fare should find From the Depths worth diving into.” The Scariest Things
From the Depths will be released later this year by ITN Distribution.
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