I picked this film to review because it is named after the chaos monster in the Old Testament. It is well named because both the monster here and in the Bible are associated with the sea.
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By David Bruce
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David Bruce
A look at the profound problem of evil. It embrasses us and sometimes we embrace it.

This film was written by David Webb Peoples who has written a number of films with biblical overtones such as, Twelve Monkeys (1995), Unforgiven (1992), Blade Runner (1982), and Lucifer Woman (1981).

The film is a rip off of 'Alien'. The plot is the same and even the crew of Shack number 7 matches the Alien's Nostromo crew:
Peter Weller = Tom Skerritt,
Amanda Pays = Sigourney Weaver,
Richard Crenna = Ian Holm,
Ernie Hudson = Yaphet Kotto,
Lisa Eilbacher = Veronica Cartwright,
Hector Elizondo = Harry Dean Stanton.
But, instead of space the setting is deep in the ocean.

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  There is little difference between deep space and ocean depth. The story begins when undersea divers discover a Pandora's box in a mysterious sunken ship.
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Evil happens to us innocently as above, and sometimes due to our own fault, as below.
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    Communion with the devil (1 Corinthians 10:21). Two crew members drink stolen vodka only to become possessed by the alien force.
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    Released from their host bodies these serpent monsters seek others they can devour (1 Peter 5:8). They strike at the heels (Genesis 3:15).
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    In the middle of the movie the crew realizes it can not fight the evil monster alone. They need God and they need each other.
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   In the Bible the enemy of Satan and his demons is the sword of the Spirit (Bible -Ephes. 6:17 ) and the lake of fire (Revelation 20:10). These are combined as the fire throwers.
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    The Bible in many places emphasizes the power of community. Here three are in unity (tri-unity or trinity) and are eventually "raptured" out from the depths to the sun shine safety of the surface.
Scriptures cited:

COMMUNION WITH DEMONS 1 Corinthians 10:21 -NLT
You cannot drink from the cup of the Lord and from the cup of demons, too. You cannot eat at the Lord's Table and at the table of demons, too.

Genesis 3:15 -NLT
From now on, you and the woman will be enemies, and your offspring and her offspring will be enemies. He (Christ) will crush your head, and you (Satan) will strike his heel."

Be careful! Watch out for attacks from the Devil, your great enemy. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for some victim to devour.

SWORD OF SPIRIT Ephesians 6:17 -NLT
Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

EVIL IN FIRE Revelation 20:10 -NLT
Then the Devil, who betrayed them, was thrown into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur, joining the beast and the false prophet. There they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.


Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2000
From: Darren

There is one other thing I forgot to mention a month ago. The Dir. of this film, George Cosmotos, and the star, Peter Weller, had also worked on a film called OF UNKNOWN ORGIN, in which a family man (Weller) finds his life turned upside down by a oversized, somewhat unstoppable housewrecking rat. As a result, he develops an obsession with killing it, restoring his house in a sense, ridding it of this michevious menace.

Date: Sun, 5 Mar 2000
From: Darren

I'm lightly surprised that a review of this film is here. This film, of course,on its initial theatrical release, was spooled out within two other films about the sea monsters/aliens. While "Deepstar Six" still gathers dust on video shelves across the land,I am AMAZED that you did not have a listing review for "The Abyss" which contains a lot of symbolism,suspense,F/X and human drama,esp. Bud rescuing Lindsay from drowning.But THAt movie is not
in your listing....hmmm.... Instead, it's "Levithan" that gets the spotlight.Hmmmmm.... You mention this film having parrells to "alien"-but I think a better film to compare it to is "The Thing"-John Carpenter's remake.

Darren J.Seeley