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Deepstar Six

Entry updated 14 January 2017. Tagged: Film.

Film (1988). Carolco/Tri-Star. Directed and coproduced by Sean S Cunningham. Written by Lewis Abernathy, Geof Miller, based on a story by Abernathy. Cast includes Taurean Blacque, Joyce Collins, Greg Evigan and Miguel Ferrer. 99 minutes. Colour.

A deep-sea missile base is being installed by underwater (see Under the Sea) station DeepStar Six. Explosives open a vast cavern under the ocean floor, in which dwells a monstrous arthropod; it destroys two submersibles, enters the station, and kills most of the crew one by one. This no-better-than-competent Monster Movie was the first of the strange-things-in-the-ocean sf films of the period, others being Lords of the Deep (1989), Leviathan (1989) and The Abyss (1989). Once revealed, the crayfish-thing is anticlimactic. [PN]


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