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Octaman (1971)

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A team of researchers discovers a strange mutation or man and octopus who proceeds to terrorize them.

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Susan Lowry
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Dr. Rick Torres
Jeff Morrow ...
Dr. John Willard
David Essex ...
The Indian
Jerome Guardino
Robert Warner
Norman Fields
Jax Jason Carroll
Wally Rose
Buck Kartalian
Richard Cohen
Samuel Peloso
Read Morgan ...
The Octaman (as The Octaman)
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A scientific expedition in Mexico discovers several unusual baby octopus specimens. When they capture several of the critters their half-man/half-octopus parent appears to terrorize the hapless scientists. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Horror heap from the nuclear trash! See more »

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3 November 1971 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Oktaman - Die Bestie aus der Tiefe  »

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$250,000 (estimated)
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Final film of Pier Angeli. She died of a drug overdose during shooting. See more »

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Referenced in Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »

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31 May 2003 | by (pembroke,massachusetts.) – See all my reviews

Oscar-winning effects man Rick Backer actually did the creature effects, and they are (predictably) awful, but that's what make this movie fun. A fairly decent (even though it has been used to death) plot, and some really over-acted characters and a derivative script to make this a fun outing in the 'monster-on-the-loose' genre.


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