The Abyss (1989) was
more of a sci-fi adventure film than a horror film, but
we include it here. The Abyss was written by James
Cameron and starred Ed
Harris as Bud Brigman. The movie received mostly
positive reviews back in the day, and turned into a
profitable movie for 20th Century Fox.
In this movie, a
military sub is lost at sea after it sunk near a fault
canyon in the Caribbean. In a race to beat the
Russians who are trying to salvage the sub, the US
military decides to use an underwater oil platform as a
staging area to beat the Russians to the sunken wreck.
Before long, the crew begins seeing creatures in the
depths that appear to be extra-terrestrial. After
a major accident, the Navy Seals Commander because to
get a bit edgy, and plans on dropping a nuke into the
fault chasm to destroy whatever alien life may be down
A nuke is sent into
the chasm, and the remaining crew go about the business
of disarming it after it gets lodged on a ledge.
Heading the effort is Bud Brigman (Harris). Just
before Bud runs out of air, an alien takes him even
further down into the chasm, and into an alien ship.
At the end of the movie, the alien ship rises from the
depths, along the surviving military team members.