PIPELINE (2020) Reviews of pipe-dwelling monster movie with trailer

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‘The darkness pulls’

Pipeline is a 2020 American horror film about a family terrorised by a bloodthirsty monster that lives in the pipes in their home.

Written, co-produced and directed by Emily Aguilar (Clara’s Ultimate Christmas) based on a story co-written with Mark Marshall, the movie stars Marc Goodman (Bigfoot: Path of the Beast), Madeleine Murphy (Halloween at Aunt Ethel’s; Copycat Killers series), Ashna Sharan (L.A. Undercover; A Stone Cold Christmas) and Jason Alan Cook (Bigfoot: Path of the Beast).

The soundtrack score was composed by Alessandro Saini.


After moving into a new home, a family discovers the house is occupied by a bloodthirsty monster that lives in the walls and pipes, dragging in all who get too close. Now trapped inside, the family must do whatever they can to survive as the murderous beast lures in new victims…


Pipeline might be ok for something to kill time if you’re not feeling picky, but it never rises above the level of watchable. The potential was there, but it needed to deliver a decent monster, impressive kills or plenty of scares. It falls short on all three.” Voices from the Balcony

Release date:

In the USA, Wild Eye Releasing will open up Pipeline onto DVD and Digital on April 27, 2021.

Cast and characters (alphabetical):

Ashley Ballard … Shay
Elizabeth Cascarelli … Olivia
Jason Alan Cook … Greg (as Jason Cook)
Marc Goodman … Merlin
Mikayla Kelley … Erica
Cristian Linares … Justin
Desiree Martin … Lisa
Madeleine Murphy … Casey
Keaton Ray … Chris
Shannon Scully … Alexis
Ashna Sharan … Jena
Justin Sisk … Kyle

Technical details:

85 minutes
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1




MOVIES and MANIA round-up review and rating:

Pipeline is a vaguely watchable yet unengaging low-budgeter with an unconvincing monster and characters that are uninspiring. Later scenes of the leads wandering around the house are so poorly lit it becomes a chore to watch. The monster is barely glimpsed for a few seconds.

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