DeepStar Six (1989)

DeepStar Six


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Movie Info

While exploring a potential site for an underwater missile base, a crew of scientists and engineers uncovers an enormous, previously unknown cavern. They investigate the cavern, and soon find themselves face to face with a vicious, carnivorous sea monster in this science-fiction horror film.

Rating: R
Genre: Action & Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Lewis Abernathy, Geof Miller
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 20, 2001


as Joyce Collins

as McBride

as Snyder

as Scarpelli

as Richardson

as Diane Norris

as Van Gelder

as Burciaga

as Hodges

as Osborne
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Critic Reviews for DeepStar Six

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

A completely intolerable rip-off of THE ABYSS and about ten other movies.

March 21, 2003

It's better than Sphere ... at 1/10th the price!

July 26, 2002

October 7, 2005
International Press Academy

Audience Reviews for DeepStar Six

In the late 80's after the release of James Cameron's The Abyss, studios seemed to want to cash in on the success of that film by creating a few rip offs with a horror twist. Friday the 13th director Sean S. Cunningham directs this science fiction horror monster film that doesn't offer anything new or original, but is nonetheless a fun, entertaining film for the B movie fan. The film has questionable acting and cheesy dialogue, but for the most part it is a fun film that entertaining. DeepStar Six is not the best film that Sean S. Cunningham has directed, however it works well enough to a fun, mindless ride if you can forget the fact that it rips off The Abyss and Alien. Don't expect anything great with this one. However the film isn't as bad as what the reviews have said and it is a bit underrated. I've always found Cunningham's work after Friday the 13th to be average, and DeepStar Six is most certainly that. This is not a memorable film like the classic Slasher film. Enjoyable with all its flaws, this is a film that like Leviathan is overlooked due to the fact that it's nothing original. Having said that, it's not that bad, in fact it's good for what it is, and in the end it's a film not to take too seriously. Having said that, go into this one expecting a cheesy, tongue in cheek good time and just have a mindless, entertaining evening of watching an obscured cult gem of late 80's horror cinema.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

I do enjoy a good underwater horror films, this one may not be the best I've seen but there's enough enjoyment to be had. It's all centered around a crew of workers stationed on the ocean floor during the construction of a nuclear launch pad when they suddenly disturb an undiscovered pre-historic creature that then turns its anger towards them. The creature only starts to really get nasty at the one hour mark with a gruesome kill, its only kill really as the rest of the crew tend to get killed off due accidental circumstances, mostly due to the resident screw-up played by Miguel Ferrer. There's the inevitable flooding scenes that crank up the tension and the entertaining squabbles between the crew members provide some funny moments. A decent effort overall, takes a while to get going though.

Lee ?

Super Reviewer

Imagine Alien, set underwater, with a 10th the budget and a not so talented director.

Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

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