What do you get if you cross The Descent and a caper movie with elements from 1980s Italian non-Romeroesque zombie flicks (the imagery reminds me of the 1980 film Burial Ground, for some reason)? Perhaps this:
The Crypt (US-2009; dir. Craig McMahon)
Six young [and attractive] criminals break into hidden catacombs underneath their town and attempt to steal jewelry buried during the Great Depression … only to find a bunch of rotting, but rather animated corpses guarding the goodies. After being trapped in this dark maze of crypts, the group tries to escape alive, while being pursued by the rather miffed dead.
The Crypt is due to be released to cinemas (in the US) 0n 25 June 2009. In Australia we’ll probably have to wait for the DVD.