Up From The Depths

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Up From The Depths (1979, USA/Philippines) is a Eco-Terror film directed by Charles B. Griffith.


Main Details

  • Released in 1979
  • Color
  • Running Time: 75 Min.
  • Production Co: New World Pictures
  • Distribution Co: New World Pictures (1979) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Charles B. Griffith
  • Written by Anne Dyer, Alfred Sweeney
  • Starring Sam Bottoms, Susanne Reed, Virgil Frye, Kedric Wolfe, Charles Howerton, Denise Hayes
  • Produced by Jack Atienza, Roger Corman, Jill Griffith, Nanny Norman, Cirio H. Santiago
  • Original Music by James Horner , Russell O'Malley
  • Cinematography by Ricardo Remias
  • Film Editing by G.W. Bass, Gervacio Santos, R.J. Kizer (uncredited)


  • Your vacation is about to end!!!


Up From the Depths along with many monster movies of the 1970s and 1980s is very similar to Jaws (1975). The staff and vacationers at a first-class resort on the island of Maui are beginning to mysteriously disappear. A biologist believes that an underwater earthquake has caused a giant and very hungry dormant prehistoric fish to be released from his slumber. Voraciously the fish helps himself to a tourist buffet. Now it's open season for the local fishermen to find the creature and kill it. (Wikipedia)

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