Don't Forget To Love, part 9 of 24

Welcome to the Single-Minded Movie Blog advent calendar. Between the 1st and the 24th of December every day will bring you a short post about a film or a TV-show you shouldn't forget to love.

Deep Rising (1998)

The location may be posh - a brand new cruise ship on its maiden voyage - but throw in a group of up-to-no-good bandits, plus a deadly underwater creature, and this perfect example of a modern B-movie begins to take shape. Treat Williams is perfection as the reluctant hero, while Famke Janssen is deliciously foxy as an unsuccessful thief, and their in-the-heat-of-battle-romance is irresistible.

Director Stephen Sommers keeps a relentless pace going throughout the film, so you don't have time to think about how utterly ludicrous the whole idea is, and before you know it the film culminates in an awesome cliffhanger ending, which some people still don't get is a joke.

Even though the creature is created through computer animation, special makeup effect guru Rob Bottin was brought in to design the thing, a fantastically gross abomination, responsible for the film's most memorable moments

"Full scream ahead" the poster announces. That's true, but you'll be screaming with joy. So do that, and never forget to love it.


  1. I wouldn't call it a good movie, but I love it. Plain old stupid fun and Famke Janssen is hot, hot, hot.

  2. Well "good" is relative. Is it Oscar good? Hell no! Is it I-love-every-minute-of-it-every-time-I-see-it good? Hell yes!

  3. That was what I meant by "stupid fun" just like, say, The Rundown.

  4. That's a great flick too,

  5. Another lovely little gem, Dave. Holler when it's out on BD.