WW: What about Beneath? It looks like a horror film that’s a cross between Hitchcock’s Lifeboat and Piranha.

Jonny Orsini: It’s coming out in July, but it’s not just a horror movie. Larry Fessenden is an environmentalist, so he makes these allegories, and the theme is often what happens when man messes with nature and nature comes right back. Beneath is about a bunch of kids who go out to party on a lake and trash it, and then killer fish come to get us. But what’s really scary is what we do to survive. We start turning on one another. It’s pretty cool, and the tagline is: “They’re only friends on the surface.”

The Nance Lyceum Theatre

Jonny Orsini and Nathan Lane in THE NANCE
Photo by Joan Marcus

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