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Hunters become the hunted when illegal dynamite disturbs the ageold slumber of a carnivorous lizardman... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Kathryn Witt ... Annie
William Steis ... Keefer
Laura Banks ... Cahill
Frederick Bailey ... Ike

Leslie Scarborough ... 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
Angel Buenaventura ... Village Chief
Joseph Zucchero ... Colonel Natl. Guard (as Joe Zucchero)
Warren McLean ... Lieutenant
Jerry Hart ... Tourist Guide
Bill Baldridge ... Stan
Harry Taylor ... Medical Examiner

Directed by
Cirio H. Santiago 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Frederick Bailey  story and screenplay
C.J. Santiago  story

Produced by
Rodman Flender .... producer
Leonard Hermes .... producer
Matt Leipzig .... producer
Anna Roth .... associate producer
Cirio H. Santiago .... producer
Original Music by
Ding Achacoso  (as Edward Achacoso)
Cinematography by
Ricardo Remias 
Film Editing by
Gervacio Santos 
Casting by
Enrique Reyes 
Production Design by
Joe Mari Avellana 
Art Direction by
Ronnie Cruz 
Costume Design by
Elvie Santos 
Makeup Department
Teresa Mercader .... makeup artist
Norma Remias .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Aurelio R. Navarro .... production manager (as Aurelio Navarro)
Honorato R. Pérez Jr. .... assistant production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joe Mari Avellana .... second unit director
José Torres .... assistant director
Art Department
Henry Arnaiz .... props
Jerson Arrididon .... set dresser
Boyet Camaya .... set dresser
Erning Delina .... props (as Ernie Delina)
Max Paglinawan .... set dresser
Sound Department
Do Bolutano .... field sound
Vicente Dona .... field sound
Rolly Ruta .... sound (as Rollie Ruta)
Camera and Electrical Department
Proceso Lázaro .... second unit camera
Nilo Odiaman .... still photographer
Rene Pacheco .... assistant camera
Casting Department
Henry Strzalkowski .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gloria Garcia .... wardrobe assistant
Remia Mendoza .... wardrobe assistant
Bert Yamballa .... tailor
Editorial Department
Danny Pantua .... assistant editor
Transportation Department
Geronimo Holandez .... transportation captain
Other crew
Clarita Almiranez .... production secretary
Armando Lacsamana .... production accountant
Matt Leipzig .... production coordinator
Octavio Mabilangan .... auditor
Albert Macapagal .... production assistant
Chining Sagarbarria .... script supervisor
Nester A. Tan .... controller
Ricky Tolentino .... purchaser

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87 min
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Remake of Up from the Depths (1979)See more »


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Oh… Think Twice. You honestly don't want to see "Demon of Paradise"., 7 November 2010
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

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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