The Tunnel REVIEW
Release Date: 6 August 2012
2011 | 15 | 90 minutes | £12.99
Distributor: Arrow Films
Director: Carlo Ledesma
Cast: Bel Deliá, Andy Rodoreda, Steve Davis
When will journalists learn that investigating “mysterious events” is never going to end well? In this Australian horror, a group head into Sydney’s abandoned train tunnels to find out why a government scheme to recycle the water trapped there has been scrapped without explanation.
Faux-documentaries are a tried and tested format by now, but The Tunnel still manages to fall foul of several pitfalls. Seeing the cast giving accounts of events via interviews may be an interesting approach, but it also means you have a good idea of their various fates five minutes into the film. The lacklustre monster’s only real reason to appear in the dark is to disguise how shoddy it is. All that’s left for the remaining 85 minutes are a few jumpy moments and a lot of running around narrow tunnels.
An alternate ending, a make-up test and five featurettes.