The Undertow (2003)




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A relaxing vacation down a calm river turns into a bloody battle for survival when six friends enter an old town with a deadly secret. Upon first glance, the small town of Old Mines looks just like any other backwoods speck on the map: Lots of open fields, a few ramshackle barns dotting the landscape, and lots of locals who aren't too keen on talking with strangers. But when six longtime friends arrive in Old Springs for a weekend of floating down the lazy river, the local police advise the easygoing vacationers to leave while they still can. Chalking the warning up to little more than small-town xenophobia, the vacationers take to the water just as some nasty secrets about Old Springs begin to surface. Specifically, stories about a deformed, seven foot-tall homicidal maniac whose sole purpose in life is to rid Old Springs of strangers in the most violent manner his mangled mind can dream up. As the mayor releases the psychotic killer known only as "The Boy," the gruesome hunt begins. But where did "The Boy" come from, and how was he transformed into such a murderous brute?


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Think DELIVERANCE coupled with the violence of TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE and the cast of THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT . . .

Nov 24, 2003 | Full Review…

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