Deep Shock

Deep Shock is a 2003 American science-fiction-horror film that debuted as a Sci Fi Pictures TV-movie on the Sci Fi Channel. Its plot concerns an unknown underwater object that disables an American nuclear-powered submarine and attacks a submerged Arctic research complex. The monsters of the movie are giant intelligent electric eels.

Deep Shock
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Written byPaul Joshua Rubin
Jeff Rank
Brian Mammett
Directed byPaul Joshua Rubin
StarringDavid Keith
Simmone Jade Mackinnon
Theme music composerRich McHugh
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)Jeffery Beach
Phillip Roth
CinematographyTodd Barron
Editor(s)David Flores
Running time93 minutes
Original networkSyfy
Original release
  • 2003 (2003) (United States)


The US Navy nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Jimmy Carter is attacked by a mysterious underwater object that stalks and disables the Seawolf-class super-sub with a powerful electromagnetic pulse. The underwater Arctic research complex Hubris witnesses the attack and reports a rapid rise in the temperature of the Polaris Trench which threatens to melt the ice cap and flood the world's land surface. At an emergency United Nations scientific conference, Hubris director Dr. Ann Fletcher is dismissed when she urges caution and her archrival Dr. Chomsky pushes through a far more aggressive plan to deal with the crisis. When Chomsky's plan fails and contact with the Hubris complex is lost, Dr. Fletcher is asked to participate in a follow-up expedition, which also includes Chomsky, by her ex-husband, Navy Captain Andy Raines. Once at the North Pole, the expedition finds that the Hubris complex is completely intact, but its personnel have been incinerated.



Deep Shock was produced by DEJ Productions, Unified Film Organization and Eel Productions, LLC in association with Media Entertainment GMBH & CO 1. Filmproduktions KG.


External linksEdit

  • Deep Shock official site (Sci Fi Channel. Archived from the original on June 7, 2004
  • "Keith Feels Deep Shock". Sci Fi Wire (Sci Fi Channel). August 8, 2003. Archived from the original on October 9, 2003.
  • Deep Shock on IMDb
  • Deep Shock at AllMovie
  • Deep Shock film trailer at YouTube