Directed by Christopher Smith
When the passengers of a luxury yacht find themselves in troubled waters off the coast of Bermuda, they take refuge on a derelict ocean liner. Upon boarding the ship, the group find that the vessel has long since been abandoned and all clocks have stopped. Feeling an overwhelming sense of déjà vu, the passengers slowly realise that something hostile is waiting for them below deck. Will they escape or succumb to terror on the high seas? This psychological horror by Christopher Smith (CREEP, SEVERANCE) was described by Empire magazine as a “satisfying mind-twister, with an unexpectedly poignant pay-off”. Contains strong language, violence and gore.
Stranded yachters find horrors aboard an abandoned ocean liner off the coast of Bermuda.
Cast: Melissa George, Joshua McIvor, Jack Taylor
Lots of twist to this movie
I rarely give 5 stars. This was so good. I’ve watched a couple of times now and enjoy it every time.
I really enjoyed this film watched it a few times.
Having seen a lot of these movies, which I'm assuming is true of most other Shudder subscribers, this was pretty boring. Once you catch on to the premise, which I did around 30 minutes in without watching the trailer, most everything is predictable, which is the death of a movie like this. There were a few aspects of the plot and ending I didn't see coming, but not enough for me be fully engaged. That being said, it's well made and acted, so not a complete waste of time if this is your cup of tea.
Hoo boy. So if you've seen the trailer or read anything about the movie, you know the premise is a time loop. But the protagonist's actions setting up the time loop elements don't really make sense (especially in the context of the ending) and have little purpose except, well, to set up the time loop. At first I assumed these events were meant to demonstrate the time loop in action, to ensure the viewer understands it, and that the film would eventually move on & do something with the time loop premise, experiment with it. But these moments actually are actually the story's main beats, and they're apparently intended to be plot twists! And so the film neuters itself in the last hour after a solid first act. I don't even mean to suggest that the plot is predictable in the usual sense of the term, I mean that we *know* who's wearing the mask (to take one example) simply because it couldn't possibly be any other character. We even realize who rang the doorbell at the beginning, well before the film depicts the event as a dramatic twist. The characters are one-dimensional, which isn't much of a problem given that none of them receive much screen time aside from the protagonist. They're all just there to be bodies. The inclusion of the Heather character is downright bizarre -- why on earth is she in this movie? Without spoiling anything, I'll just say that my question is, why does the movie spend a couple of minutes setting up her character without bothering to set up the married couple's characters at all? The cinematography is pretty plain - there are a few odd decisions with angles and filters in some shots, though for the most part the shots are very tight on the characters so as to hide the cheap sets (which is fine, some low-budget movies don't even have the decency to do THAT much). It's also worth mentioning that while the trailer sells this as a horror movie, there are no scares & nothing is intended to be creepy or frightening -- the film is strictly somewhere in the general vicinity of sci-fi/fantasy. The only thing that really stood out to me was Melissa George's performance (the "this is the girl" girl from Mulholland Dr!). She does a great job without having an awful lot to work with here. Otherwise, well, it's not the worst movie ever made but I wouldn't quite recommend it. This is one of those cases where I'm kind of astounded at the number of positive reviews, but hey, I'm glad some people enjoyed it.