The Deep Sea Alien Creature
from DeepStar Six
(US-1989; dir. Sean S. Cunningham)
Well, at least Snyder will get his name in the Guinness Book of Records. I mean, causing two nuclear explosions in one afternoon has to be some sort of record.
Here’s one of cinema’s most insane-looking scene stealers. It only appears on screen a couple of times and for only a few moments, but the undersea fiend is truly a one-of-a-kind creation — some mutant crab/crustacean hybrid. Its origins are obscure, but the film was one of the rash of “aliens of the deep” movies that appeared around the time of The Abyss — this one from Sean “Friday the 13th” Cunningham.
An attack scene:
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Along a similar line, I much prefer the monster in Deep Rising, and that film had an extremely cool ending.
“Deep Rising” is a personal favourite of mine, too. Very under-rated, in my opinion. And though I enjoyed Sommers’ Mummy films, it’s been all downhill for him as his budgets got bigger.
But Avery’s feeling was that the “DeepStar Six” critter was more unique, rather than that the film was a better one.
I agree about Sommers. Van Helsing was like a computer game animatic starring Hugh Jackman.
“Van Helsing” was a film I should have liked. In principle it was made for someone like me. But I got bored with the endless extremes and tedious escalation of climaxes. It was a case of: “Hey, we’ve still got a few million dollars left. Let’s have the moon falling out of the sky!”
I agree, but I’m much more optimistic about the new Wolf Man movie coming out of Universal starring Benecio Del Toro. Looks like they might be doing it right.
I really love the design of this creature.It looks pretty bad-ass!! Almost ‘crab-like’.It’s definitely creative and different.
This movie rocks – two words only – Miguel Ferrer.