Of these, first off the mark was Sean S. Cunninghams entertainingly cheesy Deepstar Six. It was probably copied from the even more parsimonious Destination Inner Space (1966). Cunningham had started the decade off with his massively successful B-budget hit Friday the 13th (1980), although he never followed that success up in any substantial way and remained making forgettable B-movies. (See below).
Certainly, Cunningham is not above stealing from himself to fuel his shocks here like mounting Friday the 13ths just-when-you-thought-theyd-escaped climax over again. That is only half the generic cliches Cunningham poaches, the mild surprise being that a few of them work. Deepstar Six is not as bad as many make it out to be. Sean S. Cunningham conducts the suspense and running around the underwater habitat with competent regard. There is a good deal of unintentional baloney that adds immeasurably to the basic entertainment value like Miguel Ferrer (the films most enthusiastic over-actor amid the cast of mostly former tv stars and bit-players)s death by an absurd case of the bends, or Marius Gorings despatch by injection of explosive oxygen pellets. The monster is designed in such a way that it would have good deal of difficulty actually eating anything in one of the more improbable moves, it appears to be capable of biting a two-ton pressure suit in half, yet is restrained by a mere bulkhead door.
Sean S. Cunninghams other genre films are:- the vampire sex comedy Case of the Full Moon Murders/The Case of the Smiling Stiffs (1973), the original slasher film Friday the 13th (1980), the kidnap thriller A Stranger is Watching (1982), the revenge film The New Kids/Striking Back (1984) and the alien invasion film Terminal Invasion (2002). Cunningham also produced the House series of films beginning with House (1986), the Disney teenage zombie comedy My Boyfriends Back (1993), Black Friday (2008) and the remake of The Last House on the Left (2009), as well as the Friday the 13th sequels Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993), Jason X (2001) and Freddy vs. Jason (2003), and the remake Friday the 13th (2009).
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