Earlier this week we shared our list of the must-see summer films. More than forty titles made the cut, and thanks to you the article has performed very well. We are doing our best to cover all the summer movies we know you are interested in, and today we’re beyond thrilled to share the first official trailer for what may be the best horror film since Get Out. It’s called 47 Meters Down and it will do for people visiting the ocean in the months ahead what The Shallows did in 2016.
Set in the middle of the ocean, 47 Meters Down follows two young women who decide to take part in a shark cage excursion. These places promises close contact with the water’s deadliest beasts from the security of a submerged metal cage, which seems relatively safe on paper. However, when the rope holding the cage breaks the two women quickly sink over a one-hundred feet below the surface. With oxygen in short supply and monsters waiting in the darkness around them, the pair must work together if they ever hope to see the surface again.
We actually had the chance to see 47 Meters Down last fall when the film was originally slated for a VOD/DVD release. It is still too soon to give you our full review, but suffice to say this was one of our most beloved thrillers of the last year, or of any recent year. There is a sense of dread in nearly every frame of this film that lingers with you long after the credits role. It could very well scare people away from the ocean forever, and I like to think that is what all great horror movies do – they make us rethink our lives.
47 Meters Down will be released into theaters on June 16. The official synopsis reads:
On the rebound after a devastating break-up, Lisa (Mandy Moore) is ready for adventure while on vacation in Mexico. Even still, she needs a little extra persuasion when her daring sister Kate (Claire Holt) suggests they go shark diving with some locals. Once underwater in a protective cage, Lisa and Kate catch a once in a lifetime, face-to-face look at majestic Great Whites. But when their worst fears are realized and the cage breaks away from their boat, they find themselves plummeting to the bottom of the seabed, too deep to radio for help without making themselves vulnerable to the savage sharks, their oxygen supplies rapidly dwindling. 47 METERS DOWN is a terrifying tale of survival set in the domain of the ocean’s fiercest creatures.