DeepStar Six vs. Leviathan

(Welcome to Seeing Double, a series where two strangely similar films released around the same time are put head-to-head. This time: we flash back to 1989, when undersea creatures attacked in both DeepStar Six and Leviathan!)

This month’s face-off comes with a creature feature theme in honor of Halloween and we’re pitting two underwater monster movies against each other. DeepStar Six and Leviathan came out two months apart back in early 1989, and while neither rocked pop culture, both have their die-hard fans to this day. And a quick note: James Cameron’s The Abyss is often lumped together with these two as it also came out in ’89 and features underwater riggers encountering an unknown life form, but it doesn’t really belong in this particular conversation. For one thing, the characters aren’t being attacked by a monster, and for another, it would obviously trounce every category.

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