Somewhat surprisingly, this turned out to be a pretty good movie. :-) It has more than a hint of the sort of overall vibe or feel one typically expects in the old-school 'monster movie' B classics of yesteryear, but the modern and better than average filmography, directing, special effects and story line pretty successfully make The Devil Below a much better than average movie for the more discerning (ahem) horror audiences of today. The fine acting, not at all commonplace in horror films as a rule, (actually, any acting not altogether horrible) was a much appreciated plus when it happened, and it happened more often and in more actors than one might expect.
Another recommendation for the film is the interesting premise on which it's based, which in my experience is unique to The Devil Below, although it is just a bit improbable, which shouldn't really be too unexpected in such a film. Anyway, without completely spoiling the story for potential viewers, I can tell you that well off the beaten path, way back a far piece from over yonder, uncivilized hillbillies seem to be in cahoots to keep outsiders from finding out -anything- related to a now-defunct mining business that used to be the only source of employment in the area. Unfortunately, the mining business and the town that grew up to support it, including the employees and their families... it's all disappeared over the last decade or so, even from the newest government maps. Well, someone from civilization seems to have noticed and hired a rough and tumble, Jill-of-all-trades wilderness guide to take a small scientific team in to investigate. With difficulty, the JOAT manages to find the area and ... the rest is what the movie is all about. :-)
What happens next, accompanied by quirky plot twists, worrisome suspense, scary situations and the exciting action that follows manages to keep things moving right along until the early unanswered questions are answered. Thankfully, the movie never falls into the all-too-common trap of overly-relying on the monster or special effects that all too often plagues other films of the type. As I mentioned earlier, it's a pretty good movie. The Devil Below is entertaining, enjoyable and my wife and I had a good time watching it, as I expect would most other fans of the genre. If this sounds like the sort of film you think would appeal to you and yours, fire up the popcorn, turn on the audio, turn out the lights, press play, kick back and relax into The Devil Below, a better-than-expected, pretty good modern monster movie.