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2000s, Horror - Ghosts

The Triangle (2001 TV Movie)

TheTriangle

Duration 1h 32m Rating (UK) 12
Source of story A not very original teleplay
Director Lewis Teague
Writers/Script Ted Humphreys (story Ted Humpreys, Bing Howenstein)
Starring Luke Perry, Dan Cortese, Olivia d’Abo, Dorian Harewood

Elevator Pitch: A group of young men with the girlfriend of one of them, embark on a charter boat for the trip of a lifetime, soon to find themselves without an engine or communications in the area known as the Bermuda Triangle. But help may be at hand when they come across a passenger ship the Queen of Scots, floating immobile. They find no-one aboard, and all are affected in some way by the environment, one of the group being chased by a ghost and another being taken over apparently by a malevolent spirit. Will any of them survive.

Content: There is no sex or nudity, although the ladies appear in bikinis a couple of times. Some violence and a bit of blood, and some ghostly goings on. The trip on the charter boat takes place, and there is fishing. They might catch a sailfish. Once on the ship people wander about in the corridors, sit in the ghostly saloon and a couple are trapped in a tank being filled with water, but escape.

A View: There have been a lot of films written about the Bermuda Triangle, and up to now this has been the worst I have seen. I am a former mariner and so tend to see what is wrong in films about ships. Maybe the worst in this film was a guy opening a valve with the result that diesel fuel comes out of a fire hydrant. I accept that this outing was probably hampered by a very limited budget, but if so they should have produced something else. So this is not worth your time. I’m making it a “DON’T SEE”.

Additional Info: Because of its limited appeal there is minimal information about this movie, but the ship was probably a model and seemed to be a copy of Queen Mary. I also think that some of the interior shots took place on that ship, conveniently tied up in Long Beach.

 

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