MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,105 this week

Demon of Paradise (1987)

 -  Horror | Thriller  -  1987 (USA)
3.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.4/10 from 195 users  
Reviews: 19 user | 28 critic

Hunters become the hunted when illegal dynamite disturbs the ageold slumber of a carnivorous lizardman. Resort owner Angela, joins forces with Sheriff Keefer to save tourists from the ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Fall TV Premiere Week

Many of your favorite shows are coming back, along with plenty of series premieres. Here's a list of the shows premiering between Sunday, September 21 and Friday, September 26.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 186 titles
created 11 Jun 2011
 
a list of 1007 titles
created 24 Jun 2012
 
a list of 892 titles
created 13 Sep 2012
 
list image
a list of 135 titles
created 11 May 2013
 
a list of 74 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Demon of Paradise (1987)

Demon of Paradise (1987) on IMDb 3.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Demon of Paradise.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

The Future is now. There are no rules and no place to hide from the deadly Highway Warriors who ravage the roads in machines of destruction.

Director: Cirio H. Santiago
Stars: Gary Watkins, Laura Banks, Lynda Wiesmeier
TNT Jackson (1974)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A young karate expert searches for her brother's killer in Hong Kong.

Director: Cirio H. Santiago
Stars: Jeannie Bell, Stan Shaw, Pat Anderson
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

The year is 2021 AD. Women have been enslaved by a brutal army of men who survived the nuclear holocaust. Their only hope for freedom is in the hands of a nomadic band of fierce ... See full summary »

Director: Cirio H. Santiago
Stars: Rebecca Holden, Chuck Wagner, Lynn-Holly Johnson
Ragewar (1984)
Sci-Fi | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

A demonic wizard challenges a modern-day computer programmer to a battle of technology vs. sorcery, with the programmer's girlfriend as the prize.

Directors: David Allen, Charles Band, and 5 more credits »
Stars: Jeffrey Byron, Richard Moll, Leslie Wing
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

An American track team has just arrived in The Philippines for an international competition. Among the competitors are Ginger and Pam, nicknamed "Ivory" and "Ebony", who meet up with ... See full summary »

Director: Cirio H. Santiago
Stars: Rosanne Katon, Colleen Camp, Sylvia Anderson
Fast Gun (1988)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  
Director: Cirio H. Santiago
Stars: Rick Hill, Kaz Garas, Robert Dryer
The Cremators (1972)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.1/10 X  

An alien life form that is a huge ball of living matter invades earth, and replenishes itself by absorbing people.

Director: Harry Essex
Stars: Maria De Aragon, Marvin Howard, Eric Allison
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

Gangster Zac Cotton and his two henchmen, Mitch and Sonny, try to get a boat to get off a tropical island after a botched robbery heist.

Director: Roger Corman
Stars: Richard Denning, Beverly Garland, Lisa Montell
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A beautiful woman seeks revenge for tragedy forced upon her family.

Director: Cirio H. Santiago
Stars: Deborah Tranelli, Kaz Garas, Carmen Argenziano
Caged Fury (1983)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

North American and Asian women are brainwashed into becoming suicide bombers in an evil Filipino POW camp

Director: Cirio H. Santiago
Stars: Bernadette Williams, Jennifer Lane, Taaffe O'Connell
Action | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

This war's in your own backyard. Violent warfare erupts in Northern California when Vietnam vet Deacon Porter reassembles his Combat Strike Force to avenge the death of a commanding officer.

Director: Cirio H. Santiago
Stars: Rick Hill, Katt Shea, Terrence O'Hara
Dream Demon (1988)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A young woman about to be married begins having terrifying dreams about demons. When she wakes, however, the demons are real and begin to commit gruesome murders.

Director: Harley Cokeliss
Stars: Jemma Redgrave, Kathleen Wilhoite, Timothy Spall
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kathryn Witt ...
Annie
William Steis ...
Keefer
Laura Banks ...
Cahill
Frederick Bailey ...
Ike
...
Gabby (as Leslie Huntly)
Henry Strzalkowski ...
Shelton
Nick Nicholson ...
Langley
Liza Baumann ...
Luisa
Paul Holmes ...
Ted
Joe Mari Avellana ...
Blue
David Light ...
Snake
Ronnie Patterson ...
Guy #1
David Anderson ...
Guy #2
Hero Bautista ...
Koby
Ramon D'Salva ...
Father
Edit

Storyline

Hunters become the hunted when illegal dynamite disturbs the ageold slumber of a carnivorous lizardman. Resort owner Angela, joins forces with Sheriff Keefer to save tourists from the beast's path of death. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

It waits underwater...to skin you alive!

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Demon Paradise  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Remake of Naked Paradise (1957) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Lets wave back.
21 November 2008 | by (the Mad Hatter's tea party.) – See all my reviews

Mmm… the poster artwork looked alright; too bad the feature didn't draw out the same excitement. 'Demon of Paradise' isn't the complete pits, but for most part is quite an flatfooted cheapjack co-American/Philippines monster feature, which treads water for too long and then amusingly erupts in the unimaginative final quarter. Philippine exploitation director/producer Cirio H. Santiago ('Cover Girl Models', 'T.N.T. Jackson' and 'Naked Vengeance') manages to keep you fascinated, but I don't know how. Maybe it's those cheap looking explosions. Yeah it could be. Caused by no other than the creature? No really it's plain stupidity. I don't know why they want to destroy it. I could've sworn when it's bobbing out of the water it likes to wave (not clawing), asking to jump in so it can hug you to death. But wherever it is about, for some reason there's dynamite and then explosions seem to follow. Maybe the director was adding those bangs to wake-up the viewer from the miserable dialogue exchanges and mainly limp acting. One scene involving a helicopter and the creature efforts to get up close for a ride is embarrassingly shonky. No wonder why he went all out in the final twenty minutes, but this creature could've been mistaken for a machine since all of the punishment it encounters and still it doesn't bleed. Where's Arnold Schwarzenegger when you need him. But more than one grenade thrown at the same time will get you a result. BOOM!

Really there wasn't enough buzz. Everything here is a cut and paste job with the story lazily mixing 'Jaws (1975)' and 'Creature from the Black lagoon (1954)' together. The prehistoric underwater monster (formed by some superstitious groundwork) is a lousy looking rubber suit, and the rest of the make-up FX is quite tatty. Performances come across rather drab, but Laura Banks, Frederick Bailey and especially Leslie Scarborough kick up plenty of spruce. The music score was painful.

Pointless trite, but watchable.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Demon of Paradise (1987) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?