What Lies Below is a new steamy thriller that feels like a glorified Lifetime movie. Me and the director had a real fun interview how that story came about. It has multiple layers to it, maybe if you don’t like the thriller aspect of because it does get cheesy at points. You should be able to appreciate the boldness of the story, even if doesn’t all add up.
Some of the acting isn’t that great either, but the film is serviceable enough to have with how campy the film really is. I think that’s the concept I had fun with the most. If that’s not your kind of storytelling then you may wanna skip What Lies Below.
Overall it’s a fun campy story that has a whole lot of flaws, but it will help you kill time. In this time you can’t ask for much more.
Written by Braden R. Duemmler, who is also making his directorial feature debut, the film stars Ema Horvath (“Don’t Look Deeper”), Trey Tucker (The Space Between Us), Mena Suvari (American Beauty) and Haskiri Velasquez (“Saved by the Bell”).
Synopsis: In WHAT LIES BELOW, Liberty, a socially awkward 16-year-old, returns from two months at camp to a blindsided introduction of her Mother’s fiancé, John Smith, whose charm, intelligence, and beauty paint the picture of a man too perfect to be human.
Overall grade: 2.5/5 stars
Written By: AJ Friar