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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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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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Octafun!!!
12 August 2008 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

'Octaman' is a pretty nice monster movie from early 70's and includes one of the sweetest rubber costumes in the whole movie history. Created by Sixth time Oscar award winner special effects guru Rick Baker ('Gorillas in the Mist)creature is a half man half octopus mutant, who terrorizes people in a small Mexican village. A group of scientists tries to catch the creature but Octaman seems to be much smarter than he looks. Some people will die and some will survive to stand up in the final battle against the powerful freak of nature. To be honest with you - this movie isn't good. Actually it's hilariously bad, laughable flick with bad acting and totally lack of gore. The music is boring as hell and cinematography for sure isn't the first rate,but in overall 'Octaman' is a cult classic of bad movies and as I said it has one of the greatest costumes in movie history to date. Strong tentacles and scary red eyes -that's the Octaman device. Absolutely must see for monster movies fans! It definitively needs a proper DVD release in a good quality and with some extras. 6 out 10 for this cult trash.


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