MONSTER OF THE DEEP (2023) Review of creature feature – free to watch on YouTube

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Monster of the Deep is a 2023 Chinese creature feature monster movie about an alien creature that looks like an octopus.

Directed by Yingxiang Wu (Touching Gold Captain; The Wolf Witch; Taoist Master). The movie stars Ziming He, Boyu Zhang, Li Mu Yun and Fang Xushi.

” …a film that’s still better than a lot of other Chinese monster movies, or even the recent Thai film The Lake, but is hurt by a prologue that not only doesn’t match the rest of the film’s tone but shouldn’t exist as the creature didn’t exist yet and the botched ending. Since Monster of the Deep is free to watch [see below]  it’s worth checking out if you’re in the mood for a creature feature.” 3.5 out of 5, Voices from the Balcony

The movie was released online on Chinese streaming YouKu on February 7, 2023.


Trailer reaction:

Opening minutes of the movie:

Full film – free to watch online:

Original title:
深海大鱼 “Deep Sea Big Fish”

More Chinese creature features/monster movies:
12 Hours aka Polar Pursuit
Abyssal Spider
Alien Monster Invasion
Alien Awakening aka Alien Invasion
Alien Monsters
Big Octopus
Big Shark Attack
Big Snake King
Bigfoot 2 aka Sasquatch
The Blood Alligator
The Bloodthirsty Bees
Bloodthirsty Spider
Bugs 3D
Chang’an Fog Monster
Cockroach Tide
Crazy Spider
Crocodile Island
Dinosaur World (2020)
Death Worm
Deep Sea Mutant Snake
Dragon Pond Monster
Escape from the Shark’s Mouth
Giant Crocodile
Giant Python aka Python Island
Giant Spider
Horror Shark
Huge Shark aka Terror Shark
Insect Disaster
Invisible Alien
Iron Blood Guard
Junkrat Train aka Rat Disaster
Jurassic Island
Jurassic Revival
Killer Bee Invasion
Killer Shark
The Labyrinth (giant centipedes)
The Lake
Land Shark
Mega Crocodile
Metamorphosis aka Mutant Tyrannosaurus vs. Giant Python
Monster (2022)
Monster 731
Monster Attack
Monster Attack 2
Monster Island
Monster of Lake Heaven
Monsters (2015)
Monty Python aka Monster Python
Monty Python 2
Mutant Python
Mutation on Mars
Rage Centipede
Restart the Earth
Rising Boas in a Girl’s School
Sand Python Siege
Sea Monster
Snake aka Serpent of Death
Snake 2
Snake: Dinosaur vs. Python
Snake Girl
Snake Island Python
Snake King (2020)
Snake King (2021)
Snow Monster
Underground Monster
Varanus Priscus
Variation Hydra
We Are Werewolves
We Are Werewolves 2
Worm Apocalypse aka Insect Disaster

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