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Demon of Paradise (1987)

 -  Horror | Thriller  -  1987 (USA)
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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 »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kathryn Witt ...
Annie
William Steis ...
Keefer
Laura Banks ...
Cahill
Frederick Bailey ...
Ike
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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
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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).

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It waits underwater...to skin you alive!

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A Modern Day Classic
7 April 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Cirio H. Santiago's Demon of Paradise is a cold, gritty film which draws parallels with the then imminent cold war. At first glance this masterpiece may be seen as a simple monster flick, such as Jaws or Godzilla. However if studied closely the immersive story and fast pace make this film a modern classic.

Set in the idealic Kihono, Hawaii which gives a great locale for the gripping story. Along with the great location a great cast appear. One shining example of this is from the late William Steins who gives a chilling earthy realism to his acting. The special effects bring the carnivorous lizard-man to life, you can truly see the rage within him. Of course the carnivorous lizard-man connotes the soviet rule. Where communism is here to wreak havoc with capitalism. Not only is this film a monster flick, it is a political point of view.

Edward Achacoso's musical score adds to the suspense of the film with its synthesised instruments which give the film a sense of un-easiness. The score is up there with others such as Blade Runner and 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Cirio H. Santiago's Direction gives this film a fast pace with an intelligent storyline, which makes great viewing.

I give this film 9 stars.


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