It’s become a cult sensation in recent years among fans of the horror genre, and it’s a really effective movie at putting you on the edge of your seat. Don’t miss ‘Hell Underwater’.
A very direct horror film, with natural disasters and wild animals unleashed, as well as a fight for survival in a very small space. Perfect elements to create a harrowing horror movie like this one, which has become a cult sensation in recent years. Don’t think about it anymore and get hell underwater.
Produced by Sam Raimi and directed by Alexandre Aja, the film can be seen streaming on the Amazon Prime Video platform. And you shouldn’t miss it, because its combination of primal terror and unleashed catastrophes works the sea of well. Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper and Morfydd Clark lead the cast in this powerful and chilling film.
In the Florida area a terrible hurricane breaks out, classified as category 5, which is the most intense of all to measure these phenomena. Everyone must evacuate and get to safety, but a woman ignores all warnings and orders to go and rescue her father, who has recently disappeared. She returns home, where she manages to find him.
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However, trying to escape will become extremely difficult. The home has been deformed by the climatic disaster, with multiple torrential rains and storms that have also caused the proliferation of aquatic predators such as crocodiles in habitable areas. Both shall trying to survive both the threat of time and the threat of wild animals.
There are some very crazy elements that the film treats in a very playful way, although it manages to create real tension with them. The key is that Aja makes everything work like a simple cannon shot of terrorwith something of a haunted house except that, instead of ghosts, you have to avoid fangs and that the water reaches your neck.
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This way of operating in a simple way (which does not mean that it becomes a simple film) is exactly what has caused a cult among horror fans and even an unexpected fan like Quentin Tarantino. The celebrated director put it through the roof at the time, putting it among his three favorite movies of 2019 along with The Irishman and Doctor Sleep.
A priori, not many would place it so high in a top of the best of the year, but regardless of whether you like it more or less, it is difficult to deny that it works. An intense horror film that can have you on the edge of your seat from stress prolonged for one hour and twenty-eight minutes. It is certainly worth giving it a try.
You can see hell underwater on Amazon Prime Video.
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