Underwater deep-sea miners encounter a Soviet wreck and bring back a dangerous cargo to their base on the ocean floor with horrifying results. The crew of the mining base must fight to survive against a genetic mutation that hunts them down one by one.
One of the better sci-fi movie from the ’80s
The movie is an obvious Alien copy, only that it’s settings have changed from outer space to under water.
In my opinion, ’80s was the decade of low for good sci-fi movies. There were many really bad B sci-fi made during that time. But this is one of the few well made movies from that era.
If you’re going to be cooped up in a small area, you might as well be with sexy good looking people like they did in this movie.
I liked the scene where “doc” just went right into the shower stall where Bowman was taking the shower, just saying “Bowman, it’s doc”. Doctor’s privilege ?
I don’t have much bad things to say about this movie except that in my opinion, they spoiled the movie at the last scene where the creature comes to the surface. The creature looked so fake that I think it destroyed the good image of the movie.
So asides from the ending, the movie was very well made, and was entertaining to watch.
Good classic monster movie
This science fiction horror film has what it takes to be a top notch monster movie. Like Frankenstein and Jurassic Park the moral of the story is that it’s not nice to tamper with mother nature,and those who do so will have to face the terrible consequences. Not by any means an original story,but more like a takeoff on Alien or John Carpenter’s The Thing. The big difference however being that it takes place below the ocean depths at a silver mine.
Still it has it everything to be a good thriller,suspenseful moments and good special effects along with some memorable characters. Highly recommended for late night entertainment with friends.