Similar Story Smackdown: Which Hollywood Flicks Came Out On Top?
Leviathan vs. Deep Star Six (1989): Released a mere two months apart, both disaster movies center on deep sea crews attacked - and picked off one after the other - by a bloodthirsty sea creature. Leviathan starred Pete Weller, Daniel Stern and former Ghostbuster Ernie Hudson. Deep Star Six starred a bunch of people you've either never heard of, or don't care to hear from again (Sorry, Nia Peeples). Both feature satisfyingly gory effects (corpses incubate new creatures and one crew member implodes from water pressure) and last minute, just-when-you-thought-the-monster-was-dead attacks on the surface. Though you have to be fond of a movie that contains the line, "Eat this, you big sack of fish shit!", Deep Star Six made only about half of its counterpart's U.S. grosses at the box office and is admittedly the lesser film when considering cast and content.
Bottom Line: In this faceoff, Leviathan is topside.
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