The Devil Below - 2021 - 5/10
Horror outing has its moments, but those are outweighed by monumental plotting errors.
A cataclysmic mining disaster wipes out a community of 1000.
Decades later, geologists and history hunters arrive in remote Appalachia, seeking the lost hamlet of Shookum.
Warnings are ignored, obstacles surmounted, then deep into the depths.
I can tolerate whining male characters led by a plucky Woke female. And the murky photography.
Even the main premise, which is stale goods at best.
But – the whole rural community – who seem to have neither jobs nor income – who have been combating their adversaries for decades – alone … Think on this, and you will grasp how dull witted and lame are the writers.
This ain’t The Descent (2005), or even As Above, So Below (2014).
Watchable, but written by someone who assumes viewers are dumb.