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UNEARTHED

Directed by Matthew Leutwyler
FEATURE NARRATIVE 94 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE UNEARTHED

Over a thousand years ago, the Anasazi culture thrived in the American Southwest, and then inexplicably disappeared without a trace, leaving behind one of archaeology's greatest mysteries. It is commonly believed the Anasazi died out due to drought, but Unearthed proposes an alternative scenario when a scientist obsessed with the lost culture makes a sinister discovery in the New Mexico desert-and realizes that their disappearance may have been at the hands of an extraterrestrial man-eater. Uncovering an ancient subterranean lair, he unleashes a hideous creature that is highly intelligent, agile and has a taste for human flesh. One by one, townspeople are bloodily picked off while a band of hapless travelers are left stranded and waiting to die. Their only hope is Annie (Emmanuelle Vaugier), a quick-thinking sheriff who's haunted by a dark past and determined to shake her reputation as the town drunk. Employing a saturated look, Unearthed uses the dryness and isolation of the desert at its most raw to create an extreme contrast to the supernatural invasion by a killer monster. With fast-paced action and gory, violent kill scenes, director Matthew Leutwyler skillfully heightens the suspense and mystery right up to the thrilling climax.

Drama, Horror, Thriller
About the Director(s)

MATTHEW LEUTWYLER is a partner in the Los Angeles-based production company Ambush Entertainment. Unearthed is his second horror genre film; his first was 2004's cult horror-comedy-musical Dead And Breakfast. He is currently working on a psychological thriller entitled Below the Surface, and an adaptation of the best-selling novel The River Why.


Film Info
  • Year:
    2007
  • Length:
    94 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    USA
  • Premiere:
    World
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