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Underwater deep-sea miners encounter a Soviet wreck and bring back a dangerous cargo to their base on the ocean floor with horrifying results. The crew of the mining base must fight to ... See full summary »

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Underwater deep-sea miners encounter a Soviet wreck and bring back a dangerous cargo to their base on the ocean floor with horrifying results. The crew of the mining base must fight to survive against a genetic mutation that hunts them down one by one. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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17 March 1989 (USA)  »

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$15,704,614 (USA)
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In designing the creature of the film, Stan Winston and George P. Cosmatos went through a mini-library of marine life pictures and medical reference books. They were inspired by the physiology of the natural world, and came up with the idea of combining human body parts and elements of deep sea marine life into an unnatural creature never seen on film before. See more »

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In the scene where the piece of the monster is cut off by the door, the wire that pulls the cut off piece down can be seen. See more »

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Martin: I realize you must have gone through hell.
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Above-average but still needs work
17 June 2011 | by (Los Angeles, Ca) – See all my reviews

An undersea mining troop looking for precious minerals accidentally comes across a strange compound that mutates the genetic configuration of whoever touches it and forces them to battle their hideously-mutated friends to get away alive.

This wasn't all that bad at all and definitely has it's moments. During the later half, when the creature's loose and begins to hunt them down, it takes full effect of a perfect hunting ground for the creatures and lets them have some good moments in the stalking to derive some fine suspense, and the tactics of self-protection are certainly worthwhile, coming off as creative and logical and helping in the action nicely. This suffers from several problems however. The most notable is the film's reluctance to fully embrace the horror of the situation and trying to keep it as classy-looking as possible, from a lack of screen-time for the mutants to the near elimination of gore during the kills and keeping it looking classy instead of revealing in it's horror-based origins. Some pacing issues and a really contrived story are also to be worried about, but luckily the make-up effects, especially the final stage of the mutant when we do see the creature make-up for it, so overall, it's flawed but definitely watchable.

Rated R: Graphic Violence, Graphic Language and Brief Nudity


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