Written by Scotty
On the bottom of the ocean, the Navy has contracted out the building of a secret missile silo to Van Gelder. As Van Gelder is a master of the deep, he is the only one that the Navy entrusts with such a task and even though he is running months behind on his building, he is still the man for the job. Staying in charge of the situation, he is looking for results at this point, no matter what the consequences are and will put his teams lives on the line if need be.
Running into a digging problem as a cavern is discovered at the silo sight, Van Gelder pushes the team to complete the job at hand and listening to the concerns of his staff only enrages him to complete his task. When an explosive is set up to open up the underwater cave, the group finds out that it is much more extensive than they first thought and decide to investigate before continuing with their digging. When their remote surveyor unexpectedly detaches and is lost, two of the crew members decide to go and retrieve it before receiving the speech again about how much it is worth. When the enter the cavern, a new contact is found on their sonar that is moving at a faster pace than anything man made. By the time they try to report back into the base, it is too late and they too are lost to the depths of the ocean.
Back at the temporary base, Collins and Burciaga are trying to make contact with their friends, but find that they are under attack as well. Being knocked onto a ridge at the edge of the underwater cliff, they call in for help to the main base. Without knowing what any of them are up against, the creature in the waters around them seems to be on a tear and is looking for anything to eat. Figuring out it hunts by light, the group tries to go dark, but that only works for a short time as the creature they just released from the underwater cavern is smarter than they could ever give it credit for.
DeepStar Six follows a group of underwater diggers and scientists that are looking to build a secret missile silo to protect the United States from any and all attacks. When their dig site has fallen over an underwater cavern, the group tries to move its location, but their leader has different plans in mind. Ordering them to continue with their task, the group opens up the cavern releasing an ancient killer from the depths of the ocean. Without knowing how to stop the creature, the group has to find a way to get back to the surface to safety, but at their current depth, they will have to decompress or risk popping like a balloon when the reach the surface. Trying to find a way to distract the creature while repairs are made to the underwater station is their first priority, but the creature from the deep has other plans to keep them right where they are and complete its first priority, to feed, since it is has been locked away for countless years.
If you are a fan of the old sea voyage tales, this is a movie that you have to check out. With very little of the ocean being explored, it would be very easy to have creatures that we have never seen still living in the depths. Being made in the eighties, this movie does not only focus on the creature hunting down everybody, you have a love story, and a challenge of power and a great character piece on the one man who was trained for disaster losing his marbles. I will admit that this was not one of the top movies that popped up on my viewing queue, but am very happy that it did to help remind me that not every movie has to deal in just blood and guts, but what people actually have to deal with when put in extreme situations. Stay Scared.