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August 28, 2016
Cheapie undersea horror film that was cashing in on the underwater sci-fi crazy of the early 90s, ALA "The Abyss," "Leviathan," "DeepStar Six," etc. This film involves a submarine crew sent on an underwater rescue mission, but instead find mutant genetically modified monster who hunt them down Alien style. Production values on this film are incredibly cheap and it looks like a TV movie, but the cast is kind of a fun campy group of 80s sort-of-famous actors, who include R. Lee Ermey, Jack Scalia, and Ray Wise. Nothing really to recommend here except for Jack Scalia's massive flowy mullet.
July 24, 2014
somebody better do something! haha
½ August 17, 2013
With a poor script and awful visual effects, The Rift suffers from a ridiculous plot that makes Leviathan and DeepStar Six, released the same year, better-made films.
½ May 21, 2012
Some cool, slimy effects, but a dull plot and dumb characters can't bring out the scares.
October 11, 2011
looks more interting then it really is.
January 20, 2011
Delivers one of the better Alien/Aliens rip-offs in either wet or dry category, with a great support cast including Ermey's bluster, Wise powering up the finale and Toles-Bey in a fantastic goof on racial typecasting. Director Juan Piquer Simon (R.I.P.) smartly uses a lot of practical effects, miniatures and budget versions of exactly the effects that fans would expect. Compensating in volume and excess for the budget necessities, as well as lots of effective murk to round out the edges.
July 20, 2009
looks more interting then it really is.
July 12, 2009
Gotta love the movies of the submarine craze of the late 80s and early 90s!
I got together with a couple of friends and we did a little movie marathon of underwater monster movies. The list included:

The Rift
The Abbys
Deep Star Six

OF the four, The Rift is obviously the most low-budgetted film, and it shows.
However, it still manages to be entertaining, though most of the entertainment value comes from the crappy set design, stiff or exagerated acting and rubber monsters.
If you like cheesy and crappy movies give this one a watch, fun guarantied!
½ June 13, 2009
Endless Descent is about a government submarine (along with its crew) that goes down deep in the depths of the ocean. Some shady government types enlist the submarine's designer (Jack Scalia) do board it's sister sub along with an experienced crew, their new no-nonsense captain (R. Lee Ermey, whose really terrific in this), a fellow sub expert (Ray Wise), and his ex-wife (Deborah Adair). As the crew tries to solve the mystery of the first submarine, they are attacked by strange beings underwater, which are monstrous mutations that killed off the first crew. Sure enough, bodies start to pile up in quick, silly fashion. I was already content with having the likes of R. Lee Ermey and Ray Wise in this low budget Sci-fi horror film, but the rest of the cast managed to be a lot of fun to watch as well, especially Skeets, the token black guy who, surprisingly doesn't die first, but DOES have the funniest death scene in the whole film. The effects, both creature and special, are heavily dated, but fun to watch (as these kinds of films were the ones of my childhood). R. Lee Ermey even gets to have a very lengthy and good role as the ship's hard-nosed captain whose character evolves throughout the film into someone you really enjoy. I'm happy to have finally watched this movie and can only hope that it gets released on DVD one day. Great film.
July 10, 2008
Decent movie with decent creatures...
½ July 27, 2005
Scariest film since Aliens, had me on the edge all the way. Some parts were just terrifying. A must see, and turn the lights off.
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