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What Lies Beneath (2000)

1 rating: 3.0
Horror and Mystery & Suspense movie directed by Robert Zemeckis

A good old-fashioned thriller that wears its Alfred Hitchcock pedigree proudly on its sleeve,What Lies Beneathstars Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer as picture-perfect married couple Norman and Claire Spencer, who seem happy and content with a fabulous … see full wiki

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Director: Robert Zemeckis
1 review about What Lies Beneath (2000)

Finally! A Legitimate Scary Flick!

  • Nov 10, 2004
Rating:
+3
I don't really like Michelle Pfeiffer's choice of movies, but in the case of "What Lies Beneath," I have to admit that I love her in it as the completely spooked wife of Harrison Ford.

Since this film has been out for awhile, I won't go into too much detail about the story. The general idea is that Ford and Pfeiffer have a visitor in their home by the lake. Pfeiffer thinks it's the neighbor's wife, whom she believed was murdered. Ford thinks his wife is losing it. Scares galore follow, and a twist and turn ending comes to fruition.

The scares in this movie aren't of the "hack-and-slash" gore variety. They aren't even the "boo!" scares found in horror flicks as of late such as "The Grudge." They are legitimate, bite-your-nails scary. There are some of the jump-at-ya type scares, but they are pulled off in a way that tells you that this movie stands out from the pack. It works on your mind while you're trying to solve who the ghost is, then hits you with a wallop of surprises. In other words, you're always trying to be on your guard, but you are never given a chance to recover.

I base how scary a film is on how it affects me after I've watched it. This flick made me uneasy when I went to the bathtub. It made me want to turn on every light. When a movie does that to me, it deserves four stars. I recommend this one to anybody who wants a real scare, not any of the teeny-bopper fluff tossed out nowadays such as "Scream," "The Grudge," and the wretched "Blair Witch Project."

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