Beneath The Surface (2007 Film)
Beneath the Surface
Directed by Blake Reigle
Produced by Blake Reigle
Written by Blake Reigle
Starring
  • Kyle Stanley
  • Dominique Geisendorff
  • Christian Munden
  • Brett Lawrence
  • Jerry Schumacher
  • Gloria Grant
Music by Kyle Rector
Cinematography Nathan Tieman
Edited by Blake Reigle
Production
company
Northwood Films
Distributed by Well Go USA Entertainment
Release date
  • June 3, 2007 (2007-06-03)
Running time
94 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $4500[1]

Beneath the Surface is a 2007 American horror comedy film written and directed by Blake Reigle. It stars Kyle Stanley as a high school student who uses voodoo to resurrect his crush, played by Dominique Geisendorff, when she dies.

Plot

High school senior Ethan has a crush on his childhood friend, Kahlah. Ethan believes that Kahlah's boyfriend, Shane, is dangerous, but he does not know how to tell her without seeming to be crazy. Annoyed by her reluctance to have sex with him, Shane drugs and accidentally kills Kahlah. Convinced that Shane is guilty, Ethan uses his anthropologist neighbor's knowledge of voodoo to raise Kahlah from the dead as a zombie so that she can help him prove Shane's guilt.

Cast

  • Kyle Stanley as Ethan
  • Dominique Geisendorff as Kahlah
  • Christian Munden as Eric
  • Brett Lawrence as Shane
  • Jerry Schumacher as Shane's father
  • Gloria Grant as Angelica

Production

Shooting took place in Irvine, California.[2]

Release

Beneath the Surface premiered at Seattle's True Independent Film Festival on June 3, 2007.[3] Well Go USA Entertainment released Beneath the Surface on DVD on October 7, 2008.[4]

Reception

John Latchem of Home Media Magazine wrote that the film is "somewhat unpredictable".[5] Steve Barton of Dread Central rated it 3.5/5 stars and praised Reigle's "raw directorial talent and great writing sensibilities".[6] Steve Pattee of HorrorTalk rated it 1.5/5 stars and wrote, "Surfaces story is so completely predictable, it's frightening."[7] Writing in The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia, Volume 2, academic Peter Dendle said, "This rough teen drama from southern California captures a gritty feel in some scenes, in part because of the limited production values, but overall fails to create a consistent mood or emotional connection."[8]

It won best feature at the Sacramento Horror Film Festival.[9]

References

  1. ^ Coker, Matt (2006-09-21). "Now Not Showing". OC Weekly. Retrieved . 
  2. ^ Rydzynski, Michael (2006-09-28). "Returning to his roots". Orange County Register. Retrieved . 
  3. ^ "Event Schedule" (PDF). Seattle's True Independent Film Festival. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-07-03. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ Miska, Brad (2008-10-06). "'Beneath the Surface' Gets Released This Tuesday!". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved . 
  5. ^ Latchem, John (2008-11-02). "Beneath the Surface (DVD Review)". Home Media Magazine. Retrieved . 
  6. ^ Barton, Steve (2008-09-30). "Beneath the Surface (DVD)". Dread Central. Retrieved . 
  7. ^ Pattee, Steve (2008-11-02). "Beneath The Surface". HorrorTalk.com. Retrieved . 
  8. ^ Dendle, Peter (2012). The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia, Volume 2: 2000-2010. McFarland & Company. p. 32. ISBN 978-0-7864-6163-9. 
  9. ^ Leibe, Jessica (2008-10-03). "To Delve BENEATH THE SURFACE". Fangoria. Archived from the original on 2008-10-15. Retrieved . 

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