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The Thing Below (2004)

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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(as Jay Andrews)

Writers:

(as Raul Sanchez Inglis), (as Lindsay James)
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Cast

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Captain Jack Griffin
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Crank Wowchowski
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Anna Davis
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Dean Rieser (as Peter Graham Gaudreau)
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Cassidy
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Mel Rodgers
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Bobby Gibbons
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Dixon
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Cole Griffin
Craig Bruhnanski ...
Captain Mark Stewart (as Craig Brunanski)
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Lance Taylor
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Prouty
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Professor Glenda Marshall
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Dr. Edgar Pretorious
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Peters
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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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Fear is Rising.


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Rated R for violence, language and sexuality | See all certifications »
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7 January 2004 (USA)  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Connections

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12 February 2006 | by (Nomadic) – See all my reviews

One of the most horrible movies I've ever seen, if not the single most horrible. I have no idea why it was made.

The plot, possibly the best part of the film, was awful. It switched on and off between two extremes: either it was bizarre and confusing, or it was dull and predictable.

The acting would have made William Shatner sick to his stomach. The dialogue was written trite and cliché, and the delivery certainly didn't help. It was all strained, and in the rare case where there was emotion in a line, it was fake-sounding, and sometimes even the wrong emotion. It seemed like they were reading lines off the script for the first time. And the directing was just as bad. None of the motions that anybody made were natural-looking. Just a tip for the 'actors' in this film: if the camera is moving to try to (poorly) replicate the feel of a tossing boat, it's best not to just stand still, but to actually be tossed around. Especially if there's one actor who's moving around (albeit awkwardly) as if he's being tossed by the boat in the same room with you, at the same time that you're standing still! And the CGI was horrible. 'Nuff said there.


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