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

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Susan Lowry
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Jerome Guardino
Robert Warner
Norman Fields
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A scientific expedition in Mexico discovers several unusual baby octopus specimens. When they capture several of the creatures 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)  »

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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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Perfect drive-in heap of trash.
1 April 2008 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

"Octaman" is the Holy Grail of grade-Z monster movie trash.There's the Octaman,an aquatic creature out of Oscar winner Rick Baker's closet walking about and waving his monstrous tentacles...You see,Octaman kills many dumb people by slapping his victims to death in combination with some hideous psychic power that forces you to wrap its rubbery tentacles about yourself and beat yourself with them.I don't care about the plot,because I watched this amusing piece of cow dung for Octaman.Repeat...Octaman!The utterly bizarre lust of an icthyoid creature for a female mammal reminded me "The Creature from the Black Lagoon" written by "Octaman" director Harry Essex.The lighting is awful,the acting is as bad as it gets and the script is trashy,but Octaman steals the show.6 out of 10 for this fearsome monster.


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