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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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Lets wave back., 21 November 2008
Author: lost-in-limbo from the Mad Hatter's tea party.

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.

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