NYC: Free Fango Screening of New Chiller “BENEATH”!Fango Local,News Fangoria Staff
FANGORIA will host a free screening of the latest IFC Midnight chiller BENEATH on Tuesday, July 8 at 7 p.m. at New York City’s IFC Center (323 Sixth Avenue at 3rd Street; 212-924-7771). Directed by Ben Ketai (30 DAYS OF NIGHT: DARK DAYS, CHOSEN) and inspired by true events, BENEATH stars genre fave Jeff Fahey (BODY PARTS, PSYCHO III, LOST, GRINDHOUSE), Joey (CABIN FEVER) Kern, Brent (A SIMPLE PLAN) Briscoe and Kelly Noonan. Fango’s editor emeritus, Tony Timpone, will be hosting the event.
A Revolver Picture Company production, BENEATH (not related to the same titled Larry Fessenden movie) played the Texas Frightmare convention earlier this year and boasts horrifying FX by Gary J. Tunnicliffe (FEAST, HELLRAISER and HALLOWEEN sequels).
The Fango screening of BENEATH is a free show; to obtain tickets, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. You must list “BENEATH” as your subject line. Offer is good for you and one guest. Names will be checked at the door so tell us your full name in the email. Offer is first come, first served, and we will confirm your rsvp. Seating is not guaranteed, however.
BENEATH’s official synopsis reads: “At a coal mine in a blue-collar town, it’s the last day of work for veteran miner George Marsh (Fahey). His daughter Samantha (Noonan), a feisty environmental lawyer whose politics are bitterly opposed by her father, celebrates the occasion by accompanying him underground. She’s escorted by old flame Randy Bennings (Kern). No sooner do they descend to the coal face, however, than a drilling machine malfunctions and punches through a supporting wall. A cave-in kills several workers and several others go missing. The crew foreman, Mundy (Briscoe), is grievously injured. The shocked survivors retreat to a claustrophobic rescue chamber. While they wait for surface workers to reach them, they hear terrifying, almost-human sounds from the bowels of the mine. After arguing among themselves, they leave the chamber to discover the noises’ source. Their frenzied efforts find nothing—except evidence of a similar disaster more than 90 years ago.
“Meanwhile, Samantha begins experiencing horrific visions. Several of the men panic, are separated from the group and murdered—gruesomely—by unseen assailants. As the air runs out and the death count rises, those who remain fight to separate their worst fears from reality.”