This Australian film is another in the long line of low budget first person horror movies that has become popular lately (The Blair Witch Project, [Rec], Paranormal Activity). The movie was financed using the crowd-funding 135K Project where the filmmakers sold individual digital frames of the film for $1 Australian in order to raise the $135,000 needed to make the film. They only managed to raise $36,000.
Because the filmmakers raised the money this way, they have made the film available for free download. Right now, if you go to their official website – you can download the film for free.
The plot is little weak – it’s told by the survivors so you know already who survived and who didn’t. It’s about a news crew going into some abandoned tunnels to film a story about a government cover-up. Whenever I hear about a movie like this – I feel compelled to try and support it but I wish it was better. It’s a decently made film but it’s doesn’t really bring anything new to the genre. In the shadow of those other horror movies that I mentioned – The Tunnel is a pale shade of them. For those who like the first person shaky cam horror movie it’s a free horror movie that one can watch on a long rainy weekend.