Traumatized, orphaned college dropout Magnus Dens returns to Bermuda to find the cause of his father's mysterious death years before. At the Bermuda Biological Station, he finds Eric and Dr. Paulis, friends and colleagues of his late father, and joins them on a quest for gigantic sea creatures. He also meets Jennie Haniver, a mysterious young woman who was once his only childhood friend. Dr. Paulis' housekeeper, an island local, warns Magnus that Jennie is dangerous. The beautiful but vain young woman had sold her soul with the Devil centuries before and lives forever young deep in the waters of the Devil's Triangle (a.k.a. Bermuda Triangle). Nobody heeds the folklore and the researchers trap the giant sea turtle, setting the stage for a deadly confrontation with both minions of the Devil. Written by
It Came Up, Up, Up from the Bermuda Depths
27 January 1978 (USA)
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It Came Up from the Depths
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Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
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Co-writer and producer Arthur Rankin Jr. eventually moved to Bermuda himself after making the film, and lived there for the rest of his life. See more
A turtles shell scales grow larger as it ages. So the heart with the initials J+M that Magnus carves into one of the turtles scales should have stayed in that one scale. But when we see a close up of the giant turtle at the end, the heart and initials are now covering parts of four different scales. See more
[Magnus has almost drowned trying to swim after Jennie... she resuscitates him on the shore
You pulled me out?
I was near... and you were struggling. It's very beautiful, swimming at night.
[as he attempts to get up
Yes, it is. I'd forgotten just how beautiful. I was born here... lived here as a little kid. That was a long, long time ago.
References Moby Dick
Music by Maury Laws
Lyrics by Jules Bass
Sung by Claude Carmichael See more