Film Review | Urban Explorers/The Depraved

Explore the dark side of Berlin

Director: Andy Fetscher

Starring: Nathalie Kelley, Nick Eversman, Klaus Stiflmeier

Genre: Horror/Thriller

Release Date: October 2011

Plot: When a group of urban explorers venture beneath Berlin, their guide hurts himself and the group must struggle to escape the subterranean maze beneath the city.

When it comes to my tase of horror, I’m more of a fan of supernatural and paranormal films than torture-porn/gore, that isn’t to say that I don’t watch on from time to time, with The Thing and The Decent both some of my favourites.

Going into Urban Explorers, knew it was going to be a gore film, but given the location and the fact they were going to explore a bricked up Nazi bunker, I expected the film to be closer in tone to The Decent, maybe with shades of Australian supernatural film The Tunnel, rather than Wolf Creek in the Berlin underground.

Unfortunately, made the film rather predictable and filled with poor decision making and clichés, not helped by bad writing that had the characters acting like idiots, with the only surprising elements being nazi’s being a complete red herring and fates of the characters.

Nathalie Kelley in Urban Explorer (2011)

I’m not going to say that there isn’t enjoyment to be had, with the film shot well and the actors clearly giving it their all. But sadly I found that you were too busy thinking about all the plot holes in the film and elements that didn’t make sense to keep yourself engrossed in the plot for long.

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If you liked: Saw, As Above So Below, Crawl Bitch Crawl

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