Up from the Depths 1979

A giant shark-like creature preys on a Hawaiian tourist community.

The Cast

Sam Bottoms-Greg Oliver
Susanne Reed-Rachel McNamara
Virgil Frye-Earl Sullivan
Kedric Wolfe-Oscar Forbes
Charles Howerton-Dr. David Whiting
Denise Hayes-Iris Lee
Chuck Doherty-Ed Bennett
Helen McNeely-Louellen Bennett

The Director: Charles B. Griffith
The Writers: Alfred M. Sweeney, Anne Dyer
Music by: James Horner

Film Trivia

The film was shot and edited in Manila, the Philippine Islands. The director's cut was sent back to Los Angeles where Roger Corman had the film re-cut, plus he had additional footage shot and edited into the film.
Was filmed as a comedy-horror film. Roger Corman removed the majority of jokes and humor from the film in post-production, turning the former comedy into a straight horror movie.
New World Pictures double-billed this feature with the superior David Cronenberg film The Brood (1979).
One of a cycle of 1980s and mid-late 1970s movies that got made after the box-office success of Jaws (1975). The films include that movie's three sequels, Jaws 2 (1978), Jaws 3-D (1983), and Jaws: The Revenge (1987), as well as Orca (1977), Piranha (1978), Tentacles (1977), Killer Fish (1979), Barracuda (1978), Tintorera (1977), Blood Beach (1980), Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (1981), L'ultimo squalo (1981), Up from the Depths (1979), Monster (Humanoids from the Deep) (1980), L'isola degli uomini pesce (1979), Devouring Waves (1984) and Mako: The Jaws of Death (1976).