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Killer crocodiles bite back as “BLACK WATER: ABYSS” gets distribution, release date

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 | News


Reptilian terror raises its ugly head in director Andrew Traucki’s sequel to his 2007 chiller BLACK WATER, which is coming later this summer.

Screen Media has announced that it has picked up North American rights to BLACK WATER: ABYSS, and will release the movie day and date August 7. The original, written and directed by Traucki and David Nerlich, was set in Australia’s mangrove swamps; this film, scripted by John Ridley and Sarah Smith, heads underground. The synopsis: “A group of friends explore a remote cave system deep in the forests of Northern Austrailia when a tropical storm hits. As rising flood waters trap them deep below the surface, something even deadlier emerges from the darkness–killer crocodiles.” Jessica McNamee (THE MEG), Luke Mitchell (AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.), Amali Golden, Benjamin Hoetjes and Anthony J. Sharpe star; the original poster can be seen below.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).