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Comedy-mystery finds Detectives Kelly and Dempsey trapped in a deserted lighthouse with a group of strangers who are being terrorized by a killer octopus AND a mysterious crime figure named after the title sea creature. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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The transformation scene was done in much the same way the beginning part of the transformation was done on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931). The actress was made up in exaggerated highlights and shadows (including her teeth) using a single color shade of makeup. When filmed through a filter the same shade as the makeup, it's invisible to the camera. Take the filter away and the makeup suddenly becomes visible. Besides a filter, the makeup can also be hidden by similar-colored light. This type of trick was only possible on black-and-white film. See more »

Goofs

In many scenes, wires operating the octopus's tentacles can be seen. See more »

Quotes

Detective Harold Kelly: You know this fella Clancy?
Detective Dempsey: No but he's Irish ain't he?
Detective Harold Kelly: Sure.
Detective Dempsey: About time the police department did something with the Irish.
Detective Harold Kelly: They should try to do something without the Irish.
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Remake of The Gorilla (1930) See more »

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old-time fun movie
3 January 2000 | by (east brunswick,nj) – See all my reviews

This picture was made in 1937.I think I saw it when it was first released.I must have been 8 years old. I remember I thought it was both scary and hilarious.I thought Hugh Herbert's "woo,woo,woo" comic trademark was a hoot. Now that I am no longer 8 years old,I'd like to see it again to see how my tastes have matured(if at all).


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