The Thing Below (2004)

R  |  Video  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  7 January 2004 (USA)
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A top secret drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico raises a dormant alien creature from the depths. Once loose, the creature goes on a murderous rampage.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Captain Jack Griffin
Crank Wowchowski
Anna Davis
Peter Graham-Gaudreau ...
Dean Rieser (as Peter Graham Gaudreau)
Mel Rodgers
Bobby Gibbons
Cole Griffin
Craig Bruhnanski ...
Captain Mark Stewart (as Craig Brunanski)
Lance Taylor
Ari Solomon ...
Professor Glenda Marshall
Dr. Edgar Pretorious


A top secret drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico raises a dormant alien creature from the depths. Once loose, the creature goes on a murderous rampage.

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Fear is Rising.

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Rated R for violence, language and sexuality | See all certifications »




Release Date:

7 January 2004 (USA)  »

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The Thing Below  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)

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Rent something else. Change the channel.
2 January 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie and its twin Deep Evil (2004) (TV) are painful to watch.

I won't go into too much detail or reiterate what others have written. I did watch the whole thing but my excuse is that I was watching this in the background while on the computer.

I kept on having deja vu while this played and I just could not put my finger on it - cheesy CGI, less than enthusiastic acting, and some other details.

The overall idea, some of the effects, scenery, bio-hazard outfits, black eyeballs, and "lumpy" skin all looked too familiar - I looked up the cast and crew for this movie and Ah ha! I had seen Deep Evil (2004) recently. They share so much: plot, effects, and one of the writers. Who knows maybe some of the footage got mixed up on the cutting room floor? Don't bother with the movie. Watch paint dry. (Or watch both movies and compare, for fun!)

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