Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Corin Nemec, Miriam McDonald
Director: Paul Ziller
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
In the fishing village of Cedar Bay, terror lies within the water. And now it has surfaced in search of something more substantial to devour than marine life: human flesh. A captain and a sea biologist must wage a terrifyi... more »
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One of the better B-movies I've seen.
superego | IL, USA | 07/26/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The five-star rating is for straight-to-your-video-store movies only and doesn't include the big budgets films.
Other reviewers have gone over the plot with a fine-toothed comb, so I won't spent the time telling you what you no-doubt have already read. I'll just say that as far as these types of movies go, this is one of the best. The people who made this movie actually cared about it and did their best with the limited budget they had.
The story is nothing special but neither is it as silly as most. There are a few scenes that were lifted almost whole from more famous movies (Jaws, Predator, Gremlins...)and instantly stand out, but probably not in the way the film makers had hoped. Also, I thought the ending was a little weak and contrived, but, again, not terrible for a movie of this type.
The acting for the most part is decent. One of the main characters has a little trouble expressing his dismay at finding a friend torn to pieces(maybe they should have given the poor guy a couple of more takes), but he is pretty much solid the rest of the movie. The girl who plays his daughter on the other hand is the worst of the bunch. However, every time she delivered a bit of stiff dialogue she seemed to follow it up with some vicious act against the creatures attacking her and her boyfriend (as if she were mad at herself for being such a bad actress). It made her character fun to watch compared to the way most women in these movies are potrayed.
The special effects were the best part for me. While certainly not as good as the big boys, you can tell alot of time and money was put into creating the creatures. They have a lot of detail, a unique design, and are matted fairly well against the actual footage, enough anyway so that it doesn't instantly take you out of the movie.
All-in-all, the movie was fun to watch and worth the ten bucks I paid for it at the store. If your thinking of renting it, I would say it is worth your time. If your looking to add a new monster movie to your collection, this is a good one to get. Although, with any movie like this, I personally like to buy it used most of the time."
A LOT better than most SyFy /Sci Fi Movies
new yorker | NYC | 08/10/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Arguably the best in the Maneater Series (Maneater Series Collection - Vol. 1 (Blood Monkey, Maneater, In the Spider's Web),Maneater Series Collection Vol. 2: Croc;Eye of the Beast;Grizzly Rage etc.) as well.
In the days before Sci Fi started to mass produce/ buy any and all bad CGI creature of the week movies, this script could have been a contender. I was reminded of the original Tremors while watching it.
It's A welcome throwback to the B-movies of the fifties. A creature concept as close to something new as the genre allows. Budget awareness seems to have prevailed, the monster is given chameleon like abilities, sometimes its "invisible", but when it is visible it's detail is above par. The Sea Beast actually sees more screen time than The Relic (The Relic/Pet Semetary 2 )and that was made for theatrical release.
If your a fan of the genre this one is highly recommend."
Andre Villemaire | Canada | 09/09/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Its hard to have a great movie...either the acting sucks and the effects are
great...or the acting is great and the effects are bad.
In this one...i would have to pick the great creature effects with so so acting. Ok the acting is not that bad...but when you have great visual for
creatures...the acting must be brough up a par, but in this case it could
only go as high as the quality of the actors could. Most of them did a good
job, but the script did not give them too much justice, and once in a while
the movie felted like other movies...run run run...wait wait wait ...panic panic panic....
But anyway, im pleased that this movie exist, caused with such great creature
effects possible, i can imagine future monster movies.... I hope they
improve the casting.
Good for a keeper"
Not too bad . . . look for it on the SyFy schedule
trebe | 07/01/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Part of the Manhunter series, The Sea Beast (2008) is about a rather nasty creature from the depths, that along with its young, begins preying on people. CGI special effects are primarily used to generate the creature, which moves, crawls, and leaps, similar to a frog. Also like a frog, the creature uses its long and flexible tongue, to capture prey. The adult monster has an unexplained ability to obscure its appearance, as well as the ability to shoot venom, that paralyzes its victims. Although their movements appear fast and fluid, the creatures obviously look fake. Still overall, the special effects are not too bad.
A good number of people get chomped up and killed, in a variety of ways. Those mobilized to hunt the monsters, are predictably inept. Carly McKenna (Miriam McDonald) and her boyfriend Danny (Daniel Wisler), have the most entertaining encounters with the baby creatures, in a cabin in the woods. The dialog is pretty bad, but these characters at least display some signs of intelligence.
Most other efforts meet with little success, as guns seem to have little effect. Carly's father Will (Corin Nemec), later finds her hiding aboard an old abandoned ferry, where the adult sea creature just happens to have made a nest.
The story and acting are unremarkable, but the special effects are decent, and the monsters occasionally do some amusing things. As this film often appears on SyFy, you may as well catch it there if you are interested."