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Demon of Paradise (1987)

R  |   |  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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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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Oh… Think Twice. You honestly don't want to see "Demon of Paradise".
7 November 2010 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

One of my many personal defaults is that, for some incomprehensible reason, I desperately desire to see all the cheesy mutant sea/swamp monster movies ever made. Knowing that approximately 95% of those are incompetent and amateurish Z-grade trash productions, my obsession is actually the equivalent of cinematic self-torture! "Demon of Paradise" is another piece of rock-bottom, pretty much on par with notorious titles such as "Zaat", "Octaman", "Spawn of the Slithis", "Hydra", "Rana: Legend of Shadow Lake", "Monstroid" and "Up from the Depths". If none of these titles rings a bell, that means there still hope for you! Stay away from them as far as possible! "Demon of Paradise" takes place in a small Hawaiian fishing community, where the obnoxious villagers have been using so much illegal dynamite in their profession that it has awakened an ancient and very upset lizard monster. What follows is an incredibly boring and clichéd film with immeasurably long sequences where nothing happens and pseudo-intellectual dialogs that are irrelevant and senseless. The monster itself is reasonably good-looking, although it's another umpteenth attempt to imitate the appearance of the "Creature of the Black Lagoon", but it nearly doesn't receive enough screen time. Cirio H. Santiago produced and directed approximately 80 exploitation films in his life, all of them shamelessly cashing in on some trend that was popular and money-earning at some point. I've only seen a handful of his titles, but more than enough to declare him to be one of the worst directors who ever lived.


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