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A group of U.S. Navy engineers, led by Capt. Laidlaw (Taurean Blacque), are building an underwater base when they inadvertently disturb the lair of a gigantic creature. The monster attacks, and the crew, including lovers Collins (Nancy Everhard) and McBride (Greg Evigan), tries to evacuate, but the facility is badly damaged. After the exterior is breached, the increasingly desperate people become separated from one another, and the creature begins to pick them off one by one.

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  • Dec 10, 2018
    The creature is a poor design and sadly this is just like Leviathan, which I only reviewed a few months ago. I'm on the hunt to watch all the films surrounding James Cameron's The Abyss, the only film that wasn't a flop for this concept of a creature deep within the ocean. DeepStar Six has moments of cleverness, the scene with Richardson is a ripper. I didn't care for the character motivations and some of their decisions are just odd. Cunningham was an inspired choice for this film, but this was not a horror film and he feels out of his league here. The sea monster is a dud and lacks any menace. The end scene is exactly like Leviathan so I don't know which film entered production first, but there is a fair call for plagarism, I'm not investigating, the films are quite bad regardless. This could have been a fun film, but it is another poorly executed genre film. 09/12/2018.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Oct 25, 2012
    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 r Super Reviewer
  • Jun 09, 2011
    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.
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  • Jan 13, 2011
    Imagine Alien, set underwater, with a 10th the budget and a not so talented director.
    Ken S Super Reviewer

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