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Octaman (1971)

A team of researchers discovers a strange mutation of man and octopus who proceeds to terrorize them.

Director:

Harry Essex

Writer:

Harry Essex
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Pier Angeli ... Susan Lowry
Kerwin Mathews ... Dr. Rick Torres
Jeff Morrow ... Dr. John Willard
David Essex David Essex ... The Indian
Jerome Guardino Jerome Guardino ... Johnny Caruso
Robert Warner Robert Warner ... Steve
Norman Fields Norman Fields
Jax Jason Carroll Jax Jason Carroll
Wally Rose Wally Rose
Buck Kartalian ... Raul
Richard Cohen Richard Cohen
Samuel Peloso Samuel Peloso
Read Morgan Read Morgan ... The Octaman (as The Octaman)
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Storyline

A scientific expedition in Mexico discovers several unusual baby octopus specimens. When they capture several of the creatures their half-man/half-octopus parent appears to terrorize the hapless scientists. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Horror heap from the nuclear trash! See more »

Genres:

Sci-Fi | Horror

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

Mexico | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1971 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Oktaman - Die Bestie aus der Tiefe See more »

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of Pier Angeli. NOTE: She died of a drug overdose during shooting. See more »

Goofs

Early in the movie as the group is driving in the motor home into what appears to be Mexico, they notice a cheetah, which is only indigenous to Africa and parts of the middle east. See more »

Connections

Featured in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Robot Monster (2010) See more »

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"It will squeeze you dead and suck you dry!"
28 January 2000 | by S<()>FSee all my reviews

In reality, It will bore you to death and make you cry!!! A pathetic 50's style rubber monster that appears as if he will fall over at any moment. The acting is bad, the effects are bad (Poor Rick Baker), the photography is terrible (It appears as though some scenes were filmed with the lens cap on!!!) and Harry Essex has got to be the most incompetent director ever!!!!

I loved every minute of it!


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