“…you will be guessing to the very end..”

“…will make a perfect date movie.”

“…the whole family will enjoy the film, horror fans will love it.”

“ABANDONED MINE is the perfect family horror movie. It is genuinely scary.”

“As for the climax, the twist is so shocking…”

“Looking for solid PG rated scares you most likely can watch with your teenager? ABANDONED MINE just might do the trick.”

“Chamberlain has… created an atmosphere of dread with far more validity than implausible monsters and disfigured inbreds could ever do.”

“Considering what Hollywood is putting out these days in the genre of ‘horror’,
I much prefer …ABANDONED MINE.”

“… WRITTEN and DIRECTED SO WELL that it is VERY SCARY
without being overly violent, gory or sexual.”

****

LA TIMES

by Robert Abele

“…third act shenanigans…PAID OFF…”

****

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

by Frank Scheck

“Eschewing gratuitous gore in favor of creepy atmospherics…”
“…effective job of conveying the setting’s darkly ominous environs.”

****

LA WEEKLY

by Rob Staeger

“ABANDONED MINE…is not as it seems.”

****

MOVIEGUIDE

by Dr. Ted Baehr
August 16, 2013
Read the full review at: http://www.movieguide.org/reviews/abandoned-mine.html

“ABANDONED MINE is a very suspenseful, well-directed Halloween movie with a sprinkling of wry humor and none of the cruel violence of many Halloween horror movies.”

- “… WRITTEN and DIRECTED SO WELL that it is VERY SCARY without being overly violent, gory or sexual.”

****

THE A.A.V.E.

by Ronald Blake
August 16, 2013
Read the full review at: http://www.theaave.com/2013/08/abandoned-mine-movie-review.html

“ABANDONED MINE keeps you on the edge of your seat without…graphic violence.”

“…definitely worth checking out if you are looking for a light-hearted psychological thriller without all of the unnecessary gore and blood.”

“Each character’s role compliments the group of five friends with a balance of strength, fear, humor and dependence.”

****

SPECTRUM CULTURE

by Drew Hunt
August 15, 2013
Read the full review at: http://spectrumculture.com/2013/08/abandoned-mine.html/

“Abandoned Mine… is handled in a manner that suggests parody and auto-critique.”

“These avant-garde interstitials are at once disarming, effective precisely because they’re so out of place.”

“…its best moments register as something akin to post-modern performance art.”

“Chamberlain seems to revel in his characters’ predictable behavior, embracing their stereotypical nature nearly to the point of kitsch.”

****

HORROR BUG

by Carsten Berg
August 14, 2013
Read the full review at: http://horrorbug.com/trailer/review-jeff-chamberlains-abandoned-mine/

“…the whole family will enjoy the film, horror fans will love it.”

“…you will be guessing to the very end..”

“Don’t be fooled by the film’s PG-13 rating… Abandoned Mine delivers true fear thanks to a good story, focused directing and believable characters without relying on R-rated scenes or disgusting or explicit imagery.”

“What reads like a rather straight forward plot for a “trapped in a cave with a monster” story turns out to be anything but that.”

“Jeff Chamberlain manages to throw enough twists and turns into the story to make your head spin at just the right pace.”

****

NEXT PROJECTION

by John Townsend
August 12, 2013
Read the full review at: http://nextprojection.com/2013/08/11/review-abandoned-mine-2013/

“There have been several films of this type recently and the majority are just lazy imitations of The Descent but Abandoned Mine is better than that.”

“Chamberlain has… created an atmosphere of dread with far more validity than implausible monsters and disfigured inbreds could ever do.”

“All in all Abandoned Mine is a decent addition to a genre that is full of poorly crafted imitators.”

****

MATCHFLICK

by Mike Thomas
August 10, 2013
Read the full review at: http://www.matchflick.com/movie-review/24268-17019

ABANDONED MINE rating of “4.5 stars” (out of 5)

“ABANDONED MINE is the perfect family horror movie. It is genuinely scary.”

“…safe for the kids and will make a perfect date movie.”

“your imagination concocts more terrible horrors than any CG or practical effects editor could ever devise.”

“As for the climax, the twist is so shocking…”

“…suggestion of this reviewer to not reveal the last twenty minutes of the film. Seriously, DO NOT REVEAL THE LAST TWENTY MINUTES OF THE FILM!”

” It is our loss that ABANDONED MINE will not be shown (wide) in theaters, where the scares will be healthy and real.”

“…Calling this a “BUY,” because at a horror marathon at your home, you will love to see the reactions of your guest when it is revealed.”

****

MOVIE MAVEN

by Jeri Jacquin
August 10, 2013
Read the full review at: http://moviemaven.intuitwebsites.com/about.html

“McClendon gets to play multiple layers here … and he manages it quite well.”

“Prabhakar is hilarious as Ethan.”

“Hendershott as Jimmy is a big anchor to the cast of characters.”

“I give ABANDONED MINE three tubs of popcorn out of five.”

“… a film that relies on its story telling and simple effects…”

“This film gives the viewer the right amount of ‘oh my gawd’!”

“Considering what Hollywood is putting out these days in the genre of ‘horror’, I much prefer … ABANDONED MINE.”

“There are twists and turns that I yelled at the screen for..”

****

AIN’T IT COOL NEWS

by Mark Miller
August 16, 2013
Read the full review at: http://www.aintitcool.com/node/63719?utm_source=full-feed&utm_medium=feed&utm_term=coolnews&utm_campaign=1307_RSS

“…buckets of blood and gore, four letter words…drug usage, sex and the boobies…. That’s why I found ABANDONED MINE to be so refreshing, since NONE of these elements show up, yet still it turned out to be a surprisingly spooky little film.”

“..there are some downright spooky moments redeeming this film in the end.”

“..Reminiscent of THE DESCENT, but it’s done so in a way to communicate a real sense of claustrophobia.”

“There are no boobies, no drugs, no blood… and no swears.. ABANDONED MINE managed to give me some starts…and to do that… takes talent that deserves some kind of recognition.”

“Looking for solid PG rated scares you most likely can watch with your teenager? ABANDONED MINE just might do the trick.”