- Mar 10
- URBAN EXPLORERS: DVD review
- Posted by Deljhp - 10/03/12 at 10:22 AM
Director: Andy Fetscher. Review: Adam Wing.
Picture the scene: A young girl, terrified and confused, boards a busy subway train in an attempt to escape the crazed madman chasing her. He too gets on the train and continues to taunt her in front of the other passengers. By pretending to be a ticket collector, he attempts to drag her from the train. The girl - by now battered and bruised - screams out to one of the other passengers, “He’s a killer, a f*cking lunatic. Don’t you understand?” As the bloody psychopath pulls her from the train, the passenger - without an ounce of humour - replies, “Sorry, but you need a ticket.” The moral of this story, I hear you ask? Don’t take the train next time you’re in Germany. Gritty horror Urban Explorers is available in the UK for the first time this month.
Beneath Berlin extends a system of over 25000 tunnels. Two thirds have been permanently sealed, some of which haven’t been entered for more than 60 years. Sounds like a great excuse for a horror movie to me, and Andy Fetscher sure knows a thing or two about covering all bases. There are six characters in total. Two hail from Germany, one from Venezuela, one from America, one from Korea and the last one from France. Anxious to explore this mysterious hidden world, the group of urban explorers hire a local guide, Kris, who leads them into a maze of escape tunnels and impending doom. When their guide has a bad fall, the group is forced to split up, with only the young American and his girlfriend staying behind. When a former East German border guard appears out of nowhere, things take a turn for the worst. With regard to entertainment though, Urban Explorers finds in him a pot of gold...Continue reading review.