Directed byEsben Storm
Written byEsben Storm
Produced byRichard Becker
Barbi Taylor
StarringAlex Dimitriades
Tasma Walton
Alison Whyte
Chris Haywood
Becker Entertainment
Release date
  • January 28, 2003 (2003-01-28)
Running time
91 minutes

Subterano is a 2003 Australian science fiction horror film directed by Esben Storm and starring Alex Dimitriades and Tasma Walton.


People trapped in an underground car park are attacked by robots.



Esben Storm says he was inspired by the "automatic" weapons of war in Operation Desert Storm.

It's about God in a way. It's based on the lines from King Lear: `As flies to wanton boys are we to the gods. They kill us for their sport'. One of the themes is: if there is a God, what if that God is a prick; what if that God is just a bastard? For one of the characters, when he thinks that, it all makes sense, it makes sense of the world, that the world is such a slimy world of greed and selfishness and anguish and pain that the only way that it can make any sense is if the person who created the whole thing is... it's all a macabre joke. It's almost the opposite of Genesis 1: `We were made in God's image and likeness'. If you say, `We are sinful, horrible, we're in God's likeness, therefore that's what God is like'.[1]


  1. ^ "Interview with Esben Storm", Signis, 22 August 1995 Archived 3 November 2013 at the Wayback Machine accessed 21 November 2012