They proceed out to sea. The first thing that they notice are whales where they normally wouldn’t be. Then the ship is suddenly stopped dead in the water. She dons her scuba gear and dives in the ocean to find some tentacles are holding the boat in place. Tentacles that are part of something much larger beneath them! One thing leads to another and one of the crew members becomes infected by the parasites contained in the green goo that the creature leaves everywhere. Yeah this is a body horror/infection flick. Bad stuff happens, eyes explode, and one by one they all have to deal with the consequences of their encounter with the thing from below.
I keep mentioning the bit about the eyes. We see it happen on screen as well as another victim after the fact when they board another ship that had been caught up by the creature. This also gives us a lot of the bodies with their throats cut. Foreshadowing the fate of our characters perhaps? The creature is seen on screen a few times and is brought to life with digital effects. While I’m a fan of old school rubber monsters I think that since they are going for a jellyfish type creature and it is supposed to feel otherworldly CGI was the way to go. I do want to point out that this isn’t about the gore or monster and again is more psychological as it attempts to freak you out in other ways.
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I don’t think it will come as much of a surprise when I recommend Sea Fever. I appreciated that the filmmakers went for something a bit different and managed to pull of some creepy fun on a budget. Plus, this is an Irish movie and that always makes things more fun!
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