Up from the Depths (1979) - Rotten Tomatoes

Up from the Depths (1979)





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When a huge prehistoric fish begins to prey on the residents of a Hawaiian oceanside resort, the guests decide to hold a contest to see who can succeed in killing off the beast.
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Samuel Bottoms
as Greg Oliver
Sam Bottoms
as Greg Oliver
Susanne Reed
as Rachel McNamara
Virgil Frye
as Earl Sullivan
Kedric Wolfe
as Oscar Forbes
Charles Howerton
as David Whiting
Denise Hayes
as Iris Lee
Helen McNelly
as Louellen
Helen McNeely
as Louellen
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At a certain point in the movie it becomes a spoof... you'd just never know it cause it isn't at all funny. Took me a few minutes of failed sight gags to realize it myself. Oh, and the film prior to the switchover is duller than dirt. There's not enough topless women and inexplicable explosions (Corman staples) to save this. By my count there's one topless woman and two inexplicable explosions in the one hour twenty-five minute runtime. Yeah. So... not nearly enough.

Vincent Pesce
Vincent Pesce

Out of all the Corman Cult classics that I have taken in thus far, this one was the least impressive, as it feels a lot like Piranha without any skin, which means there's very little 'plot' to keep your attention. Rental at best, unless you're just building a Corman collection.

Bill Bryant
Bill Bryant

Low budget shark attack movie and many that were made during the 70s for drive in markets (And to get in on the Animal craze that jaws created) and here for Japanese markets VHS, Laserdisk, Underground screenings. Not as bad as what i have been told but still not far from terrible. One of the better movies that don't use shark stock footage instead some nice to poorly done effects with rubber fins. Bad acting of course and direction nothing but gore and nudity that Corman wants.

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