Lately, an odd amount of Russian horror films have made it over here in the states such as last year's Sputnik. This year, The Superdeep joins that list. Much like Sputnik, it attempts to put a horror spin on a true story, this time being the Kola Superdeep Borehole that attempted to drill as deep as possible into the Earth's crust. In 1979, the Uralmash-15000 series drilling rig led to the deepest man-made hole in history which it remains to this day in terms of true vertical depth. Because of higher-than-expected temperatures at this depth and location, drilling deeper was deemed unfeasible after that. However, the synopsis for the film offers a creepy alternative reason why drilling stopped:
The Kola Superdeep is a massive secret Soviet facility, which was closed due to strange sounds emanating from there. A small team of brave researchers decides to go there to find out the truth.
Ahead of the film's US release (which has yet to be announced), an official trailer has been released. Check it out below:
The Superdeep is written and directed by Arseny Syuhin.