Avalon: Beyond the Abyss (1999 film)

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Avalon: Beyond the Abyss (1999 film), AKA Avalon, Avalon, Adventures of the Abyss

Summary

A team of underwater specialists with high-tech gear are dispatched to an exploding island which is spilling black slime into the ocean, threatening to contaminate the earth, but find the situation is even more bizarre than it seems when a doomsday cult dedicated to a Mayan god is implicated....

Details

Promotional image and leaky island footage from Avalon: Beyond the Abyss (1999 film)....
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Country/Language: USA, English
  • Genres/Technical: Sci-fi
  • Setting: Cthulhu End Times, Near Future, Ocean
  • Runtime: 1 hr 32 min
  • Starring: Parker Stevenson, Mehgan Heaney-Grier, Billy Rieck
  • Director: Philip Sgriccia
  • Writer: Chris Ruppenthal
  • Producer/Production Co: Waterworks BHS, Viacom Productions, Paramount Television
  • IMDB Page: (link)

Ratings

MPAA Ratings

  • Rated: not rated (roughly equivalent to TV-PG for very mild Violence, Adult Content, and Profanity)

Tentacle Ratings

A rough measure of how "Lovecraftian" the work is:

  • S____ (One Tentacle: Debateably Lovecraftian; has almost no direct connection to Lovecraft's work)

I've not seen this, but besides the doomsday cults and soggy oceanic horror, this movie appears to be only debateably "Lovecraftian".

Note: This rating is not intended as a measure of quality, merely of how closely related to Lovecraftian "Weird" fiction the work is.

Reviews

Review Links:

  • IMDb User Reviews (Link)
  • Review by Andy Webb at The Movie Scene (1/5 Stars) (Link) - "Get your paint brushes out because quite frankly watching paint dry would be more entertaining than watching "Avalon: Beyond the Abyss", trust me I watched it or endured it would be a better use of words."
  • Graham - "I think this was intended as the pilot for a TV series that didn't come off. I'd recommend it for Keepers looking for ideas to pilfer. The organization depicted in the film could easily be reworked into a patron for Investigator groups."

Synopsis (SPOILERS)

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A team of underwater specialists with high-tech gear are dispatched to an exploding island which is spilling black slime into the ocean, threatening to contaminate the earth, but find the situation is even more bizarre than it seems when a doomsday cult dedicated to a Mayan god is implicated....


Notes

Comments, Trivia, Dedication

  • In spite of the implications of the suspiciously-similar title, this "mockbuster" movie is actually not a sequel to the more famous and successful The Abyss (1989 film) it no doubt benefits from aping...


Associated Mythos Elements

  • (TO_DO)


Keeper Notes