DeepStar Six is an American 1989 science fiction horror film about the struggles of the crew of an underwater military outpost to defend their base against the attacks of a monster (possibly, a giant eurypterid).
The film's main principal starring lead actors and supporting players included Greg Evigan, Taurean Blacque, Nancy Everhard, Cindy Pickett, Miguel Ferrer and Matt McCoy. DeepStar Six is one of myriad underwater-themed movies released around 1989, including Leviathan, The Evil Below, Lords of the Deep, The Rift (Endless Descent) and The Abyss, the latter of which was the only successful entry among these aforementioned movies both at the box office and with film critics.
At the bottom of the ocean, the DeepStar Six has just discovered a new and deadly alien menace.
- Taurean Blacque as Captain Phillip Laidlaw, station commander
- Nancy Everhard as Joyce Collins
- Cindy Pickett as Dr. Diane Norris - physician
- Miguel Ferrer as Snyder - mechanic
- Greg Evigan as McBride - submarine pilot
- Matt McCoy as James 'Jim' Richardson
- Nia Peeples as Scarpelli - marine biologist
- Marius Weyers as Dr. John Van Gelder
- Elya Baskin as Burciaga
- Thom Bray as John 'Johnny' Hodges
- Ronn Carroll as Osborne
DeepStar Six was poorly received by critics and viewers. It currently has a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
- Not All Aliens Come From Space. Save Your Last Breath... To Scream.
- Six miles below the surface of the ocean, something beyond your imagination will scare the hell out of you.
- Writer Lewis Abernathy sold his script at the same time that friend James Cameron was working on his own "underwater monster saga". Despite Cameron's asking that he delay this movie to avoid competing with The Abyss (1989), Abernathy went ahead and was thereby deemed persona non grata with Cameron and associates until they patched together their friendship when Abernathy accompanied Cameron on the September 1995 filming of the wreck of the Titanic for Titanic (1997) (but not any actual dives to the wreck itself).
- Robert Harmon was originally set to direct.