Pin It
Favourite

Sanctum's easy on the eyes 

Being trapped in a  dark and creepy cave has never looked so good.

Executive producer James Cameron's name is slapped all over it, but credit director Alister Grierson for making this claustrophobic thriller about divers trapped in a flooding cave system so engrossing. Expert explorer Frank (Richard Roxburgh), his emotionally estranged son Josh (Zack Morris clone Rhys Wakefield) and cocky money man Carl (Ioan Gruffud) are the nominal leaders of the caver crew, which must battle raging waters, darkness, panic and interpersonal tension if they hope to escape. Grierson, meanwhile, battles hokey dialogue about people who "play by their own rules" and a cave that'll "kill you in a heartbeat," yet manages to salvage a couple of decent performances. More importantly, his stunning photography captures the beauty and the menace of the cave itself, drowning the audience in creepy atmosphere.

Bayers Lake, Dartmouth Crossing, Park Lane, Sackville

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Latest in Film + TV

In Print This Week

Vol 24, No 28
December 8, 2016

Cover Gallery »


Real Time Web Analytics

© 2016 Coast Publishing Ltd.