|Beneath the Surface|
|Directed by||Blake Reigle|
|Produced by||Blake Reigle|
|Written by||Blake Reigle|
|Music by||Kyle Rector|
|Edited by||Blake Reigle|
|Distributed by||Well Go USA Entertainment|
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.
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.
John Latchem of Home Media Magazine wrote that the film is "somewhat unpredictable". Steve Barton of Dread Central rated it 3.5/5 stars and praised Reigle's "raw directorial talent and great writing sensibilities". Steve Pattee of HorrorTalk rated it 1.5/5 stars and wrote, "Surfaces story is so completely predictable, it's frightening." 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."