Film: The Reef
The Reef is a horror film from the director of Black Water. Like the previous film, it is also inspired by true events.Luke welcomes his friend Matt and his girlfriend Suzie that come from London and Matt's sister and Luke's former girlfriend Kate that comes from Sydney to sail with him and the sailor Warren in a sailboat. However, the vessel hits an underwater rock and capsizes with an opening on her bottom. Luke advises that they should swim in the north direction to reach the Turtle Island, in Queensland, Australia, while they have strength since there is a current moving the boat in the opposite direction of land but Warren prefers to stay on the hull waiting for help since there are sharks in the water. The quartet swims, but they are hunted by a great white shark.
This film contains the following tropes:
- Downer Ending
- Final Girl: Kate is the last survivor in the movie, when the real survivor was a man.
- Stock Footage: Used to bring the shark to life.
- Super-Persistent Predator
- Threatening Shark