Deep Rising


Date Watched: 7/19/2018

Starring: Treat Williams, Digimon Honsou

Plot: A group of heavily armed hijackers board a luxury ocean liner in the South Pacific Ocean to loot it, only to do battle with a series of large-sized, tentacled, man-eating sea creatures who have taken over the ship first.


  • “Jezebel” or “Hercules”
  • “Argonautica”
  • Tentacle Attack
  • Jump scares (real or empty)
  • Askew camera angles (advanced rule, discretionary)
  • Obvious green screen scene


  • “What you got there?”  –  “Peanut.”  –  “Peanut”?
  • “I think she broke my nose.”  –  “Give me a chance and I’ll break the rest of your face, not that anybody would notice.”  –  “What is this about?”
  • “Who gives a shit what they are?  Just tell us how to kill these motherfuckers.”
  • “You mean I can have anything I want?  How about a cold beer?”
  • “I don’t mean to sound like a pussy, but this shit is starting to freak me out, man!”
  • “Can you just…get…asthma, or do you have to be born with it?”

Viewer Quotes

  • “No good quotes, just bad dialogue.”
  • “This soundtrack is like something you’d find on a casio keyboard.”
  • “This is good late 90’s gore.”
  • “This guy is probably going to turn into a tentacle.  He’s been a tentacle this whole time.”
  • “To a creature this size, a human being is like a piece of popcorn.  Why spend all this effort for a few kernels of popcorn?”
  • “The only way to slow ’em down is to feed ’em.”  –  “What do we feed ’em?  All I got is a wet stick of gum and a breath mint.”

Things We Learned

  • Mercenaries run across table tops when clearing a room
  • Very large octopuses have mouths at the end of their tentacles.  Mouths within mouths.  Also the tentacles can see.
  • A room full of dead bodies is also full of screams.
  • Man is the real monster.

Final Take: Pretty good, better than expected.  Some good sequences.  Djimon Hounsou had a great follow-up effort after his academy award winning role in Amistad.

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July 2018

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