Available now on streaming services, such as Amazon Prime Video, Fandango Now and YouTube movie rentals, is the action/horror film, Black Water Abyss.
The film stars Jessica McNamee (The Meg), Luke Mitchell (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Amali Golden (Bloom), Benjamin Hoetjes (The Code), and Anthony J. Sharpe (Robert the Bruce).
The film is the follow up to the film Black Water. Unfortunately I have never heard of that film before, but I plan on checking it out one day.
I’m all for fun and adventure, but some people are true adventure “junkies” that seem to be fearless when it comes to do things, such as cave exploration. I wouldn’t mind exploring a cave (I’ve been to Howe Caverns in N.Y.), but I draw the line when I have to slide down a rope into a dark abyss, then crawl around on my hands and knees through narrow openings barely wide enough for the average sized human. I also wouldn’t want to do any of that with only a flashlight to light my way.
No way! That is a great big “nope” for me.
In Black Water Abyss a group of friends decide to explore a remote cave system buried deep in the forest of Northern Australia. Prior to their adventure a pair of hikers went missing in the same area. For many people that would be pause for concern, but not these friends. They are excited to explore the caves deep under the Earth’s surface.
Everything seems to be going smoothly, that is, until they realize they are not alone in the caves. Unbeknownst to them, large killer crocodiles call those caves their home. The crocodiles do not take kindly to their presence, and they make a great meal for the crocs.
To make matters even worse, a massive tropical storm has hit the area, and the caves are filling up with water.
It’s a race against time, and hungry crocodiles, to find a way out of the caves before the flood waters trap them and drown them far below the surface.
Will any of them survive? To find out rent or purchase Black Water Abyss. Look for it where ever movies are rented/sold.
First of all, watching this film is not good for people who might get claustrophobic. I am not necessarily catastrophic, but watching them crawl through tight spaces in the dark certainly got my anxiety going (ha ha).
Most of the film is shot in the dark (since they are in caves), which lends it’s self to the creepiness factor. You can’t see what is going on, therefore you don’t know when the crocodiles are going to attack. To add to this, the water in the caves is dark and murky – certainly NOT a good combination when you are on the look out for giant crocodiles.
The film can be predicable at times, which is fine. You expect that some of the people are going to be attacked and killed. It’s just a matter of which ones, and who will survive?
I must say that the ending was really good. I did NOT see that happening. I won’t tell you what happens (no spoilers) but I must say it was the one part of the film that really had me on the edge of my seat. Kudos to the film maker for coming up with a great ending.
I also like the images of the storm. I don’t know if it’s from a real store, or something that was computer generated, but I was impressed by it (it looked very scary).
Below is the film’s trailer for your enjoyment.
*I received a free screener to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.