Creatures from the Abyss (1994) from Tuna

Creatures from the Abyss (1994) AKA Plankton was shot on a budget of  $250,000. Most of that, I take it, went to the city of Miami for shooting the opening sequences. The best part of the DVD is a mini interview with the director, Massimiliano Cerchi. It is not that he says anything interesting, it is that he obviously doesn't speak English, and sometimes gives the canned phonetic answer to a question the interviewer hasn't asked yet.


Ann Wolf shows everything in an undressing then a shower scene, and Loren de Palma shows breasts in an undressing scene, and again in a sex scene

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We start off with a Gilligan's Island premise. Five teenagers take off in a rubber boat, get caught in a storm, and chance upon a derelict research vessel. What looks like party time turns to terror as they discover that  mutant fish who ate radioactive plankton have taken over the boat, killed the crew, and are after them.  

If you were drunk enough, you might be able to start a giggling fit over just how bad this film is.

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  • With their votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters score it 7.2 (6 votes - will come in around 3.5).
IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, this film is an F.

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