Open Water (2003) – WTF Really Happened to This Horror Movie?
The new episode of WTF Really Happened to This Horror Movie looks into the true events that inspired the 2003 shark thriller Open Water
It’s time for a new episode of the WTF Really Happened to This Horror Movie? video series, and in this one we’re looking at the tragic true events that inspired the 2003 shark thriller Open Water (watch it HERE). To find out all about it, check out the video embedded above.
WTF Really Happened to This Horror Movie? is sort of a spin-off from our show WTF Happened to This Horror Movie. WTF Really Happened to This Horror Movie? dives into movies that were based on or “inspired by” true stories, real people, and actual historical events so we can try to separate fact from fiction.
Written and directed by Chris Kentis, Open Water has the following synopsis: Daniel and Susan embark on a tropical vacation with their scuba-diving certifications in tow. During a group dive, the two separate themselves from the others to dive a little deeper. An incorrect head-count suggests the entire group has returned, so the boat departs. When the pair surfaces, they make out a vessel in the distance, but it does not immediately set in that they have been left behind. With sharks lurking beneath, their survival chances grow smaller.
Daniel Travis and Blanchard Ryan star.
This episode of WTF Really Happened to This Horror Movie was Written and Narrated by Andrew Hatfield, Edited by Mike Conway, Produced by Lance Vlcek and John Fallon, and Executive Produced by Berge Garabedian.
Previous episodes of this series focused on Jaws, The Exorcist, The Town That Dreaded Sundown, The Sacrament, The Conjuring 2, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, The Stepfather, Fire in the Sky, Silent Night, The Girl Next Door, The Dentist, and The Serpent and the Rainbow, and you can watch a couple of them below. To check out the other shows we have on the JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channel, head over to the channel – and subscribe while you’re there!
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