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« on: February 20, 2013, 08:08:34 PM »

This is another one of those camcorder horror movies, like REC, Paranormal Activity, and others of that type.

An investigative reporter, her producer, a cameraman, and a soundman venture into the abandoned railway tunnels deep underneath Sydney, Australia.  They encounter a crazed homeless man, or maybe it's a monster.  You don't get much of a look at it, so who knows?  The End.

If you've seen one of these kinds of movies, you've pretty much already seen The Tunnel.  The protagonists wander around in a dark, isolated area, realize they're in trouble, come to depend upon a night-vision camera, and look for a way out until some of them get kacked and the others escape.  There aren't any surprises here.  Like I said, you've seen it all before.  There are a couple of creepy touches but, really, camcorder horror is something everyone is doing right now and there's no need to seek out this particular example of the breed.

The story behind the movie is actually more interesting than the movie itself.  The Tunnel is reportedly the first movie funded solely by online donations, to the tune of 36,000 AUD (100,000 less than hoped).  It is also reportedly the first movie freely released to online streaming and torrent sites by its makers.
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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2013, 05:36:28 PM »

I dunno.  I thought The Tunnel was well paced and actually better than some found-footage movies because of that.  I like the fact that you never get to see much of the monster because it leaves a little more to the imagination and removes the "cool" factor from it.
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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2013, 08:27:29 PM »


The Tunnel is reportedly the first movie funded solely by online donations, to the tune of 36,000 AUD (100,000 less than hoped). 


I thought there were numerous movies going back to the 90's that were funded via Internet donations.  I guess one can debate "solely," but this seems like a marketing ploy to make this claim that stretches the concept.
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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2013, 10:18:13 PM »

I thought there were numerous movies going back to the 90's that were funded via Internet donations.  I guess one can debate "solely," but this seems like a marketing ploy to make this claim that stretches the concept.

That's why I said "reportedly".  I was going by what I read in other reviews and Wikipedia.  I agree, it's hard to believe it took until 2011 for the first internet-funded movie.
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