Unearthed 2007 R CC

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A vicious creature that's been trapped for 900 years gets unearthed during an archeological dig in the middle of a desolate town.

Starring:
Emmanuelle Vaugier, Luke Goss
Runtime:
1 hour 34 minutes

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Unearthed

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Genres Science Fiction, Thriller, Mystery, Horror
Director Matthew Leutwyler
Starring Emmanuelle Vaugier, Luke Goss
Supporting actors Charles Q. Murphy, Beau Garrett, Tommy Dewey, M.C. Gainey, Miranda Bailey, Whitney Able, Russell Means, Tonantzin Carmelo, Deborah Offner, Mark Kelly, Isait De La Fuente, Chris Andrew Ciulla, Ric Barbera, Jeff Olson, Jason Hamer, Jim Jepson
Studio Lionsgate
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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I wouldn't even classify this as a horror flick.
DeniseJ Holder
The monster special effects were pretty good though the creature could have been shown more often.
Tim F. Martin
In fact you'd be hard pressed to find one original idea in the entire film.
Tim Janson

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Format: DVD
"Unearthed," the second of the 8 Films 2 Die 4 from Horrorfest 2007 I am checking out on DVD, is a dormant monster brought to live to kill (almost) everybody in the movie type of movie. The setting is a desolate New Mexico town, so isolated that an oil tanker can turn over and block what is apparently the only road out of town. Equally important to the plot, the oil tanker was coming to deliver gasoline to the place run by Grandpa (Russell Means), which means the bad news for the people who show up in the first part of the movie is that there is no gasoline for them to get out of town. The good news is that all of the women in this small town in New Mexico are big time babes. But then there is the really bad news that a monster has been, well, unearthed.

Our heroine is Sheriff Annie Flynn (Emmanuelle Vaugier of "Saw II), who has an incident in her past that everybody is always making veiled references to; in fact, when Grandpa does not bring up the incident, Annie does herself, before going back to drinking to forget what everybody keeps alluding to. It gets to the point where you expect the strangers who show up to be fodder for the creature to all know about this incident as well. By the time the deep dark secret (that everybody knows about) is revealed, I was totally apathetic. Caya (Beau Garrett of "Turistas"), Ally (Whitney Able), and Nodine (Tonantzin Carmelo), are other babes on the menu, whith Nodine being the important one since she is not only Grandpa's granddaughter, but also a botanist.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Tim Janson HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 23, 2008
Format: DVD
After watching three of this year's After Dark Horrorfest films it's very apparent that this year's batch is a few cuts below last year's and Unearthed does nothing to raise the grade. An archaeological dig in a remote New Mexico town releases a creature that's been trapped for 900 years and it soon begins preying on the town's residents and the only road out of town has been blocked by a fuel tanker accident. Hmm, small desert town, residents trapped, a creature feasting on them...yeah, seen it before. It was called Tremors and it was vastly superior.

The town's regular residents include alcoholic sheriff Annie Flynn (Vaugier), Rancher Rob Horn (Gainey) Scientist Nodin and her grandfather (Means). A few passing motorists also find themselves trapped in the little town, all there to buy gas from the service station run by Grandpa. As Nodin tries to analyze the creature's alien DNA and find a means to kill it, Sheriff Flynn attempts to keep the rest of the survivors alive and one step ahead of the beast. I'd love to tell you what the creature looks like but that's somewhat difficult. We get only fleeting glimpses of the thing as it dashes by the camera. On top of that, much of the film takes place at night with those green glow sticks as the only source of illumination. It sort of looks like the Xenophobes from "Aliens" but done in poor CGI. Director Leutwyler borrows liberally from numerous other films including Descent, Relic, and Reeker. In fact you'd be hard pressed to find one original idea in the entire film.

Nodin eventually figures out some sort of voodoo scientific solution about the characters DNA and making a poison from uranium but by that time, I was nodding off and only wanted the film to come to a merciful end.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Stuart Mohr on March 23, 2008
Format: DVD
Having liked both the above mentioned titles, I don't see how you could not like this little film. Granted, the budget wasn't as big as "Alien" so the CGI beastie looks a bit fake from time to time. But, the kills were great and there was just enough blood to keep the kid in me saying "Cool!". This works great as a DVD horror title. Have an open mind and just enjoy the flick. But can someone explain to me why Luke Goss has a facial tattoo?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Ludens VINE VOICE on April 10, 2009
Format: DVD
Yep this is one of those movies where an ancient evil is unearthed to wipe out everyone it comes across. Charlie Murphy and Russell Means were both good in this. Some of the moments of action were really good. The tragic backstory of the sheriff sort of petered out though. And everything was really dark and hard to see. Overall, despite all these complaints the movie was not horrible, but not super great either.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Jolley HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 17, 2010
Format: DVD
Like a number of the "8 Films to Die For," this entry in the original 2007 series leaves something to be desired. I got excited when I saw that Charlie Murphy landed a role in the film, but, unfortunately, Unearthed leaves him little room to be funny. Yes, I know this is a horror movie, but I've found that a little dark humor can sometimes make this kind of clichéd, formulaic B-movie a little less painful to watch. The only laughs you might get out of Unearthed come at the expense of the CGI monster, and those aren't the kind of laughs you want in a horror movie. The CGI isn't all bad overall, as some of the close-up shots of the monster (apparently a blood relative of the monster in Alien) play out pretty effectively, but the long-range views, especially those showing the monster in motion, pretty much scream the word fake. While I'm criticizing this brainchild of writer/director Matthew Leutwyler, I also have to point to a number of unanswered questions, inadequately developed subplots, significant leaps in logic, and plenty of self-produced fodder for the likes of a Mystery Science Theater 3000. One of my favorite moments comes during the lead-in to the film's final act, when a character who was previously at a loss to explain what was going on suddenly lays out the entire story for us in great detail.

The last thing Sheriff Annie Flynn (Emmanuelle Vaugier) needs is the unleashing of some ancient alien killing machine on four legs into her relatively quiet desert community.
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