With Jason Statham taking on giant shark MEG in 2018 and Blake Lively's shark attack movie The Shallows being heralded as her own personal Revenant, it seems that the shark horror 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.
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! One of the most unpopular horror movies on Netflix!
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