With Blake Lively’s shark attack movie The Shallows being heralded as her own personal Revenant, it seems that the is as popular as ever… but what about those other man-eating denizens of the deep? Check out eight movies that chose a more obscure sea creature after the jump.
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1. The Sea Bat
Water Creature: Giant Manta Ray
Released: 1930; abnormally large manta ray)
Water Creature: Enormous Catfish
3. Deep Rising
Water Creature: Massive creature with tentacles
4. Piranha 3D
Water Creature: Ancient piranha species
5. Deep Shock
Water Creature: Giant electric eels
Water Creature: Jellyfish & Squid (yeah true, there are other factors at play in this movie, but that jellyfish scene was really creepy!)
Water Creature: GM Barracudas
8. Blood Lake
Water Creature: Aggressive Lampreys
If you’re, like, too hipster for a standard eel, try the lesser known but more nightmarishly hideous lamprey for size! !
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