Deep Rising | 50 B Movies – The Sequel – Bigger – Better – Badder

Deep Rising

This week on the B movie docket is Deep Rising (1998)

Hello good people. And welcome to 50 B Movies: The Sequel. It’s bigger, better, and badder.  The original 50 b Movies covered a wide range of B Movies. There was everything from Thankskilling 3 to The Void. Some films were funny. Some were unintentionally funny. And some were mainstream with far-out concepts like zombie tigers. All in all, it was a hell of a list.

Why make a sequel? Because narrowing down a list of 50 B Movies To See Before You Die was arduous. With so many movies to watch, one can never really know if the movie is good. Sure sometimes 5 minutes in, you know it is a real stinker. Other times it might take a half an hour before one realizes they will never get that half hour back to their life. Poof. Gone. But all in all there are many great B Movies that didn’t make the original list.

So welcome back if you are a LRM reader and welcome if it’s your first time here. Be forewarned we will be treading deep into the bush to pull these B Movies. We aren’t rehashing anyone’s previous 50 or 100 or 1000 B Movies list. Nope. So, prepare yourself for 50 B Movies To See Before You Die: The Sequel. Bigger. Better. Badder. Oooh yeah.

WEEK 21 – Deep Rising (1998)


This week we are diving deep into the awesome B Movie Deep Rising. Now imagine this: a crew of rough and tough mercenaries sets sail to pull a heist on a luxury cruise liner, thinking they’re in for a smooth ride. Little do they know, beneath those dark and murky waters lurk some unimaginable horrors that’ll make your skin crawl.

As chaos erupts and the ship gets swallowed by the abyss, our crew of misfits has to fight tooth and nail to survive against these slimy sea creatures Straight Outta Compton, or our worst nightmares. Limbs get torn apart, blood flows like a river, and screams of terror pierce through the ship’s fancy decor.

It’s 1998

It’s 1998, and let me tell you, the gods of chaos decided to bless Oxon Hill, Maryland with an epic downpour. Man, it was like the heavens opened up and unleashed a straight-up apocalyptic rainstorm upon us. And right in the middle of that wet chaos, there I stood, staring at the massive Rivertowne AMC. That place was like a beacon of hope in the midst of that crazy rain. Completely oblivious to the madness that was about to go down, my young soul full of curiosity, I stepped into that massive AMC 12 theater.

Forget about elementary school, my friend, that was a distant memory as I entered the heart of that cinematic abyss, rolling deep with my compadre. We didn’t care about the rain hammering on the theater’s outdoor posters for A Night At The Roxburry and Dark City. Our parents, holding it down, dropped us off at the theater like it was nothing, having faith in our ability to handle anything that came our way. With each step we took, we descended deeper into a world of anticipation, our minds buzzing with thoughts of unimaginable horrors and twisted delights.

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When the final frames flickered on that screen, Deep Rising left its mark on our young, impressionable minds. The rain kept pouring outside, but inside that theater, a different kind of storm was brewing. We walked out, soaked to the bone, feeling a mix of adrenaline and awe. Our senses were overwhelmed by the spectacle we had just witnessed. The drenching rain was nothing compared to the flood of emotions pumping through our veins. And when our folks finally showed up to rescue us from that cinematic madness, we carried with us the memories of that rain-soaked day, forever tied to the incredible experience of Deep Rising.

Chaos From The Sea

In the wild and twisted world of B movies, where gore and chaos run the show, there’s this film called Deep Rising. This film is all about embracing the macabre, a simple tale set to a symphony of violence that taps into our darkest cravings. As the screen oozes with crimson, we’re captivated, both repulsed and spellbound by its audacious brutality. It’s like a wild, frenzied dance, a visceral ballet of limbs and torsos that pushes us to the edge of our own humanity.

Deep Rising is savage and kitschy and it’s also magnificent. The big bad sea creatures lurking in its murky waters consume the characters and the audience’s imagination. With their jagged teeth and slimy tentacles, they embody our deepest fears, personifications of the monstrous shadows hiding within our collective psyche. As they tear through flesh and bone, a sick thrill courses through our veins, reminding us that deep within our own souls lies a fascination with the grotesque. It was one hell of a good time, let me tell you.

Kool Moe Dee Is Not Clifton Powell

Man, let me tell you something wild. Back in the day, before the internet was even a thing, I had this crazy notion that Clifton Powell was like an older, more mature version of the legendary rapper Kool Moe Dee. I know, I know, don’t even trip because there was no real way to verify that back then. But let me set the record straight for y’all right now. Among the cast, of Next Friday, Clifton Powell is best known for bringing the character Pinky to life in, and let me tell you, that movie is a damn good time.

So nah, my friend, Clifton Powell ain’t no older Kool Moe Dee, but he’s got his own flavor and style that makes him a legend in his own right. If you want a good time, just pop in Next Friday and let Pinky take you on a wild and unforgettable ride. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed. Just watch them corners. [ED – “We got to slow this Mutha…. down”]


I gotta keep it real with you, my friend. I can’t stand those post-credit scenes and don’t even get me started on those ridiculously long credits scrolling forever. But you know what? Deep Rising knows how to handle the sequel setup, and they do it right. Did we get a sequel? Will we ever? Honestly, probably not. But let me tell you, not having to read a whole dang book of names before getting a glimpse of what’s coming next is a straight-up blessing. Deep Rising, I gotta thank you for that.

No need to sit there, squinting at the screen, waiting for some sneaky scene after the credits roll. Nah, Deep Rising just gets to the point. It gives you a taste of what’s on the horizon without all the unnecessary fluff. Ain’t nothing better than getting right to the good stuff, my friend. So, thank you, Deep Rising, for keeping it simple and saving us from the credit scroll nightmare.

Let’s keep it real, though. As much as we might hope for a sequel, it’s probably a long shot. But you know what? Deep Rising already left its mark, giving us a thrilling and unforgettable experience without making us sit through a marathon of names. And for that, we’re forever grateful.

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