Leviathan (1989 film)

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"Welcome to your worst nightmare, welcome to Leviathan." An American deep-sea mining colony stumbles upon a sunken Soviet vessel hiding a horrific secret.


  • Release Date: 1989
  • Country/Language: US/Italy, English
  • Genres/Technical: Sci-fi, Horror, Thriller, Adventure
  • Setting: Modern, Ocean
  • Runtime: 1 hr 38 min
  • Starring: Peter Weller, Richard Crenna, Amanda Pays
  • Director: George P. Cosmatos
  • Writer: David Webb Peoples (as David Peoples)
  • Producer/Production Co: Filmauro, Gordon Company, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
  • View Trailer: (link)


MPAA Ratings

  • Rated: R (Violence, Profanity, brief Nudity and Adult Content)

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)

Not particularly "Lovecraftian", though the genetically-engineered tentacle monsters might, at a stretch, be thought of as "Deep One hybrids".

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


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Hired by the head of a major corporation, a descends to the ocean's depths for a mining project. When the undersea explorers find a sunken ship and investigate, they inadvertently bring a malevolent life form on board their vessel. The creature kills some crew members and causes them to mutate, resulting in a battle for survival against an unknown force far below the surface of the ocean.


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For more soggy deep-sea tentacle horror movies, see: