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(1980)

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The look of the monster has frequently been compared to that of the subtropical carnivorous plant Venus fly-trap.
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The movie had a tagline that directly spoofed the one for Jaws 2 (1978), "Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water", by saying instead, "Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water--you can't get to it".
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According to Time Out, the film's "debt to Jaws (1975) is implicit from the setting (seaside town loses tourists and trade) to the music (subterranean bass rumbles signal monster's approach)".
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One of a cycle of 1980s and mid-late 1970s movies made to cash in on the success of Jaws (1975). The films include Jaws 2 (1978), Jaws 3-D (1983), and Jaws: The Revenge (1987), as well as Orca (1977), Piranha (1978), Tentacles (1977), Killer Fish (1979), Barracuda (1978), Tintorera: Killer Shark (1977), Blood Beach (1980), Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (1981), The Last Shark (1981), Up from the Depths (1979), Humanoids from the Deep (1980), Screamers (1979), Devil Fish (1984) and Mako: The Jaws of Death (1976).
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Although basically a low-budget "B" picture, since its release it has gained somewhat of a cult following.
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The setting was the Santa Monica (CA) State Beach, where the film was shot, but the habitat of the monster in the film also extends to sand at Venice Beach.
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The subterranean creature is never seen until the final few minutes.
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