Deep Blood / Sangue negli abissi (1990)

2.5 out of 5

Far better than Cruel Jaws and nicer looking than The Last Shark this teen friendly take on the Jaws theme is probably the best of a bad bunch of Italian sharksploitation movies.

Cinematographer Joe D'amato, who had already some experience of Jawsploitation with the opening sequence of Anthropophagus, gives this surprisingly restrained effort a certain style and highlights include an effective slow motion shark attack.

This is largely recommended for fans of Italian bargain basement knock-offs of American films and while not by any means a classic it is certainly a better example of this short lived exploitation subgenre.

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