Deepstar Six

Year: 1989

Production: Carolco / Tri-Star

Director: Sean S. Cunningham

Starring: Joyce Collins, Greg Evigan, Taurean Blacque, Miguel Ferrer

Screenwriter: Lewis Abernathy, Geof Miller

Based on a story by Lewis Abernathy

100 minutes; Color


A deep-sea missile base is being installed by underwater station DeepStar Six. Explosives open a vast cavern under the ocean floor, in which dwells a monstrous arthropod; it destroys two submersibles, enter 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.

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