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This is a deep, dark excavation of festering resentment and opportunism gone wrong. It can be too grounded for its own good, but, by the time its earth-rending finale comes about, the message is clear and true.
Ecological horror set amongst struggling farming families. A slow burn domestic drama becomes horror both bodily and Earthy. Great cast, great production, though some may consider the structure uneven.
While it's small-scale and local in its portrait of a particular community and family crumbling under pressure, it shows what could befall all of us - collapsing under the weight of our own selfish decisions.
The message that fracking destroys everything is a powerful one, and the film-makers should be commended for tackling it in this kind of context, but considering how little the idea is expanded upon, it feels like a wasted opportunity.
I do think Unearth works as well as it does because of its performances, and for those who are a bit more flexible with their definitions of horror should enjoy what Swies and Lyons have created with Unearth.
planted in all this domestic tragedy, there is indeed a cautionary parable, as the American dream... is shown being polluted by the follies of endless capitalist 'progress'. The result is one of the very finest nature's revenge films in many years.