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Octaman (1971)

PG  |   |  Sci-Fi, Horror  |  3 November 1971 (Mexico)
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A team of researchers discovers a strange mutation of man and octopus who proceeds to terrorize them.



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The Octaman (as The Octaman)


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 <>

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Horror heap from the nuclear trash! See more »


Sci-Fi | Horror


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Release Date:

3 November 1971 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Oktaman - Die Bestie aus der Tiefe  »

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$250,000 (estimated)

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1.33 : 1
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Final film of Pier Angeli. She died of a drug overdose during shooting. See more »

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Shouldn't It Be Spelled "Octoman"?
6 February 2007 | by (Sleesburg, VA.) – See all my reviews

Just got done watching Octaman and I must say this movie is hilarious. Nothing better then seeing a guy dressed in a plastic octopus suit running around killing people. This movie is truly one of those lost gems that fans of horror should see at one point or another.

The storyline is about as obvious as they get. What happens when an octopus is exposed to radiation? Well, we get a half man, half octopus. Put them together and we get all terror! Octaman is running around the Mexican country side killing random people. A group of scientific researchers get involved to try and capture the beast.

Wow this film was great! I was laughing through most of it. I was worried about watching it because I thought it was going to be one of those movies that is filled with nothing but ridiculous dialog but I was proved wrong as Octaman is basically the star of the movie. Most of the time we see him killing people in a most humorous way.

I had a lot of fun with this movie and it held my interest until the end. If you are a fan of modern day horror you probably won't like this, but if you are a fan of grindhouse horror, this is definitely a fun movie. 6/10

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