Horror - Development 2012

What happens when you dig too deep?

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Horror
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    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Neal SUNDSTROM
    • Writer(s)
    • Stephen FRANCIS
    • Producer(s)
    • Terry VALLET (Moviworld)
    • Synopsis
    • Eight months ago, one of South Africa's most productive gold mines -- Excelsior Mining — was forced to shut down because the workers downed tools.
      Not because of a wage negotiation or unfair working conditions.
      No, the workers at Excelsior Mine refused to go back to work ... because they were too... afraid.
      Nothing could get them to get back in that cage ... and descend down to the rock face. Especially....to go anywhere near ... Shaft Number Six.
      Because something happened down there. Something so terrifying that, even now, no one will talk about it. When it was over, twenty-three miners were dead. Many of them died by their own hand; many killed each other.
      Now — eight months later, Excelsior is about to re-open. Shaft Six has been sealed and a ritual ‘exorcism' has been performed by a powerful Sangoma. And, if you're superstitious like the local surrounding community --whatever evil came out of that part of the mine....has been sealed inside forever. The miners have grudgingly agreed to go back to work.
      Everything is back to normal. .... Or is it?
      A small group of TELEVISION JOURNALISTS are about to find out. They've been invited to take a ‘tour' of the mine the day before reopening. Filming everything. From the moment they step into the mine's cage and go deep into the bowels of the earth, the audience will be going along for the ride. Everything the protagonists experience, so will the audience.
      The fear. The terror. The claustrophobia. And then....the lights go out, communications are severed. And they're............. trapped. And they're not alone down there.
      Before they know it, a seemingly simple assignment for a television show will turn into a showdown between good and evil...and a fight for their very lives.
      Shaft Six has become....... unsealed once again. And something has come out of it.
      Imagine it: You're down by the rock face ....kilometres below the earth. That's scary enough. Then imagine....there's something down there with you.. Something ancient, powerful and evil. Something that knows your secrets and knows what terrifies you. Something that not only enjoys your fear and terror, but feeds off it.
      Underground -- there's nowhere to run.
      Nowhere to hide.
      Welcome to.....Mine.
    • Partners & financing
    • $1m secured
      seeking $500k
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jul 01, 2012
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