6.5/10 (IMDB)

Something in the Dirt

1h 55m Sci-Fi | Thriller
Something in the Dirt
Something in the Dirt


When neighbors John and Levi witness supernatural events in their Los Angeles apartment building, they realize documenting the paranormal could inject some fame and fortune into their wasted lives. An ever-deeper, darker rabbit hole, their friendship frays as they uncover the dangers of the phenomena, the city and each other.


Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead


Aaron Moorhead, Justin Benson, Sarah Adina Smith






United States



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  • "Their latest fusion of science fiction, character drama, dark comedy, and overwhelming paranoia, SOMETHING IN THE DIRT, feels like their most personal film – and not just because they wear so many hats, directing and writing and producing and editing and starring."
    - The Playlist
  • "Once again, Benson and Moorhead prove that they can produce a stellar, original film with a tiny fraction of the budget of bigger Hollywood filmmakers. The movie landscape is a far better, weird, and beautiful place with them in it."
    - Slashfilm
  • "The bargain Benson and Moorhead make with audiences goes something like this: If we buy in, then we can participate in what often feels more like an elevated form of play than some attempt to compete with slick, studio product."
    - Variety


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