(out of 5)
A steamboat salvage crew led by Gabriel Byrne are told by a pilot (Desmond Harrington) about an abandoned ocean liner that he witnessed drifting in the middle of the Bering Strait. The crew head straight for the vessel, revelling in their good fortune that the ship is floating in international waters and is theirs for the taking, their joy growing even greater when boxes full of unmarked gold bars are found. All this is too good to be true, of course: pretty soon doors start creaking and a mysterious little girl starts appearing to the only female member of the crew (Julianna Margulies) with a few secrets about the place. Things go bump in the night, as well as in the crew members’ heads as they start to bicker amongst each other for the proper way to deal with the situations they find themselves in. Is the ship haunted, or are they just paranoid? Some fun moments here and there, but the production looks cheap and there are no effective thrills involved aside from some overly disgusting murders, the plot seeming determined to make less sense the more it progresses.
Directed by Steve Beck
Cinematography by Gale Tattersall
Music by John Frizzell
Production Design by Graham ‘Grace’ Walker
Costume Design by Margot Wilson
Film Editing by Roger Barton