THE TUNNEL is filmed in a documentary style, a rare thing in this kind of subgenre title, and is told through the eyes of the survivors. Investigative reporter Natasha (Bel Delia) and her team Peter (Andy Rodoreda – BLACK WATER), Steve (Steve Davies) and Tangles (Luke Arnold – BROKEN HILL) sneak into the unused tunnels under New South Wales in search of answers after reports of homeless people, who have been living in these tunnels, have started going missing. With the government and the police covering up the story Natasha sees it as her duty to show the world the truth. When the make their way into the vast tunnels they begin to feel someone watching them in the darkness and as they make their way deeper into the dark they find themselves hunted by a demonic creature out for human blood.
The reason I enjoyed this film is that it doesn’t take till the final 10 minutes to throw the action at you. The tunnels are pitch black and the inferred seems more real than usual with gives the film an edge. The creature is also a fantastic part of the film, we don’t see much of the things face but as with REC the pure presence of the creature puts you of the edge of your seat. The acting was a lot better than I was expecting (from previous experience) and mixed with a well thought out script THE TUNNEL finally makes me believe that there is still a light at the end of the long found footage tunnel (no pun intended)
Release date: 6th August 2012
R.R.P: (DVD) £12.99
Running Time: 90 mins