Though around for a bit, British director Johannes Roberts came to note to genre fans with his 2012 alien apocalypse film Storage 24. Now in 2017, he has returned with his latest horror thriller, 47 Meters Down, starring Mandy Moore and Claire Holt. Shark films re-emerged in popularity with last years The Shallows and 47 Meters Down joins the latest in a very popular subgenre.
Sisters Lisa and Kate arrive in Mexico for a vacation. Originally Lisa’s boyfriend was to attend, but right before the trip, the two split. Very blue and quite depressed, Kate decides to cheer up her sister by suggesting all sorts of fun activities. Swimming, partying, sunbathing, fancy dinners, but then some local guys they meet suggest cage diving. Kate immediately says yes but Lisa has her doubts.
Originally to be released by Dimension Films under the title In the Deep, the movie was sold off to Entertainment Studios who changed the title back to its original 47 Meters Down and gave it a theatrical release. Receiving decent reviews, the movie did make its modest budget back and then some. Dark Discussions takes a look at this new danger-in-the-water film and gives their critique.