Proteus 78 Review

Group of heroin smugglers finds shelter on abandoned oil rig after their ship had exploded. Soon they find that the oil rig was just cover for biological experiment.

by Mat Snow |
Published on
Release Date:

01 Jan 2001

Running Time:

97 minutes



Original Title:

Proteus 78

Craig Fairbrass, wash up on an abandoned oil rig used for secret genetic experiments, and find a slime-dripping, shape-shifting monster named Charly, which was, in a previous life, a great white shark. Maulings and mayhem ensue with the band of smugglers running, hiding and swimming for their lives.

Little more than a watered-down Alien meets The Thing, this 80s-style horror yarn manages to raise a modicum of suspense and plays a little on the cliched 'rats in a trap' scenario, but is let down by some histrionic acting and the worst movie monster in a very, very long time.

Worth seeing for the quality of the monster.
Just so you know, whilst we may receive a commission or other compensation from the links on this website, we never allow this to influence product selections - read why you should trust us