Let me first say that if you rent/buy/steal this movie because you want to see a Death Tunnel, you are going to be very disappointed. They don't make it into the actual Death Tunnel till the last 5 minutes of the film and at that point you have really given up all hope. Next bit of advice: if you see this movie at your local used record/dvd store for $3.95 and think "Let's buy that! It will be fun." Don't. Just don't. Because it will become part of your collection, a bigger embarrassment than Breakin or The Phantom Menace.
Death Tunnel was filmed at the Waverly Hills Sanatorium. Before the opening credits there is a little scroll explaining that in the 20's and 30's thousands of people died there during the "white plague." The amount of corpses was so great that the administrators built a "death tunnel" underneath the sanatorium to cart out the corpses. So far, so good. Unfortunately the film falls apart during the opening credits. I was already getting a headache from the editing and music. It just gets worse when we meet the actors, who although I am sure they are wonderful people look like they just finished shooting a low-rent porno. And although I am sure the actors have good hearts and are kind to animals they can't "act" worth a shit. And although I am sure the Director/Writers donate to charity and call their Mothers once a week they actually can't Direct/write either. And don't get me started on the editing. Death Tunnel is a weird hybrid/rip-off of the following films: Seven, Saw, The Shining, Session 9, Ferngully, Dances With Wolves, and Sorority Row.
I really hate to write such a negative review--but this film pissed me off. I was hoping for "so bad it's good." Nope. So bad it's just bad. Now, if you do find yourself watching Death Tunnel, may I suggest the following drinking games:
Take a shot everytime a disembodied voice does the girl/floor/hour count. Example: "5 Girls, 5 Floors, 5 Hours."
Take a shot everytime a blond screams or cries. You will be passed out in about 10 minutes.
Take a shot everytime you find yourself totally confused about what is going on. Again, passed out in 10 minutes.
Did Bloody Disgusting really call it "just damn scary?" Did I see the same movie?