What Waits Below 38 years old

Underground, no-one can hear you die!

The US military is running a test for a special type of radio transmitter, to be used to communicate with submarines, in a deep system of underground caves in Central America. When the signal from one of the transmitters suddenly disappears, a team of soldiers led by Major Elbert Stevens (Bottoms) and cave specialists led by Rupert 'Wolf' Wolfsen (Powell) including scientist Leslie Peterson (Blount) are sent in to find out what happened. Exploring deep underground, they stumble upon a tribe of albino cave-dwellers who have apparently been isolated from the rest of the world for thousands of years. The cave-dwellers are hurt by radio frequencies and are able to see in infra-red frequencies, tracking the explorers by their body heat.


What Waits Below Cast

Name Character
Timothy Bottoms He was 33, now 71 years old as Major Elbert Stevens
Lisa Blount She was 27, 53 years old when she died as Leslie Peterson
Liam Sullivan He was 61, 74 years old when he died as Lemurian Elder
Ned Vaughn He was 19, now 58 years old as American Soldier
Jackson Bostwick He was 41, now 79 years old as Hunter Prime
Gary Carlos Cervantes He was 31, now 70 years old as Hector Lopez
Anne Heywood She was 51, now 90 years old as Frieda Shelley
Robert Powell He was 40, now 78 years old as Rupert 'Wolf' Wolfsen
Richard Johnson He was 57, 87 years old when he died as Ben Gannon
A.C. Weary as Lt. George Barwell
Richard Beauchamp as Santos Arias
William Gribble as Sgt. Neumann
Tim Powell He was 16, now 54 years old as Jim White
Kenny Moore He was 40, now 79 years old as Lemurian
Rick Davis He was 25, now 64 years old as Mercenary

What Waits Below Crew

Name Department
Stephen Marsh as Art Direction. Art
Don Levin as Executive Producer. Production
Mel Pearl as Executive Producer. Production
Virgil L. Harper as Cinematography. Crew
Denny Jaeger as Original Music Composer. Sound
Michel Rubini as Original Music Composer. He was 41 (now 80) years old Sound
Robert D. Bailey as Producer. Production
Sandy Howard as Producer. She was 57 (80) years old when She died Production
John R. Bowey as Editor. He was 26 (now 65) years old Editing
Christy Marx as Writer. She was 32 (now 71) years old Writing
Don Sharp as Director. He was 63 (90) years old when He died Directing
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What Waits Below (38 years)

Underground, no-one can hear you die!

  • Release day: Monday, November 19, 1984
  • Runtime: 88 minutes