3.5/5 Stars: "This independent horror effort serves up monsters, madness, and murder in a Lovecraftian creature feature"

A great review of The Creature Below from Joseph Perry for That's Not Current.


Independent British horror film The Creature Below combines the dire dread of Lovecraft with the excitement of creature features and even the manic terror of psycho-killer films. Director Stewart Sparke has crafted a nifty, taut shocker with a gripping story and enjoyable practical effects.  

Rating: 3.5/4 Stars

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Eye For Film gives The Creature Below 4/5 Stars

"With solid technical work at all levels, The Creature Below is a triumph. Its final shot undermines its impact a little, but will have festival crowds cheering; there is the occasional weak supporting performance, but the main actors are uniformly impressive. Fewer than one in a hundred first features comes together this well. Sparke is going to have a real challenge on his hands to live up to it"

Rating: 4/5 Stars



The Creature Below receives the DecayMag Premier Award for excellence in narrative and performances. Creature concept and practical effects are superb in achievement.

Rave review of The Creature below from Decay Magazine - "MUST SEE! The Creature Below is a Remarkable Narrative Complimented with Outstanding Visuals"


4/5 Stars - Monster Fun in ‘The Creature Below’ (Review)

"For anyone who gets a real kick out creature features, this is going to leave you satisfied. One could look to the film with a close analytical eye and find a powerful metaphor tucked into the folks of the film, but I preferred to let this one just take me to another realm where simple monsters exist and thrill. And by the way, the special effects alone are enough to steal the hearts of those fond of classic ‘80’s genre fare. Listen, just do yourself a favor and watch the movie!"

Rating: 4/5

‘The Creature Below’ Emerges onto DVD and VOD This February

One film we’re absolutely stoked for, being huge creature feature fans, is Stewart Sparke’s The Creature Below. We’ve been following this one for quite a while now, so it brings us great pleasure to announce that the film will be arriving on DVD and VOD beginning this February 28, 2017 via Breaking Glass Pictures.

From the Press Release:

Breaking Glass Pictures is proud to announce the release of the terrifying, Lovecraftian horror THE CREATURE BELOW On Demand and DVD this February. Described as “a triumph” (Eye for Film) and “a smart genre film” (Horror Talk), THE CREATURE BELOW follows a young scientist as she discovers something evil in the depths of the ocean, and her ultimate descent into the jaws of madness.

THE CREATURE BELOW will be available On Demand and DVD on February 28, 2017.

Synopsis: During a traumatic accident on a deep-sea dive, Olive, a gifted, young marine biologist discovers an unearthly creature. After losing her dream job, Olive smuggles the creature home, intent on studying it in secret, unbeknownst to her devoted boyfriend Matt, and estranged sister Ellie.

Plagued by gruesome nightmares, her fractured memories of what happened during the accident in the depths of the ocean begin to unravel, revealing her symbiotic bond with an eldritch horror far older and more malevolent than she could possibly imagine, one which drives her to carry out its sinister will, with deadly results for those around her.