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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 ... Davido
Jerome Guardino Jerome Guardino ... Johnny Caruso
Robert Warner Robert Warner ... Steve Dodd
Norman Fields Norman Fields ... Mort Stein
Jax Jason Carroll Jax Jason Carroll ... Dr. Jameson
Wally Rose Wally Rose ... Carlos
Buck Kartalian ... Raul
Richard Cohen Richard Cohen ... Enrique
Samuel Peloso Samuel Peloso ... Pedro
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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Details

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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Box Office

Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$280,710, 25 April 2019
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The first film for makeup effects legend Rick Baker. See more »

Goofs

Numerous scenes that were intended to be filmed at night changes between night and day as the scenes cut from one camera to another. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Zorgon: The H-Bomb Beast from Hell (1972) See more »

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Lousy but laughable fun
4 July 2010 | by ajb60-1See all my reviews

The three stars out of ten is because of the fun I had laughing at this god-awful movie. Absolutely hysterical. Ridiculous monster, a totally unbelievable Kerwin Matthews, and Pier Angeli, who died shortly after this film was completed. I watched the entire movie fascinated by two things, the horrible monster costume, and Pier Angeli, who was once a very promising young actress back in the 1950's. She still looked good, but what a waste for her to act in something like this. Even more sad is that this apparently was her final acting job. Very sad. It is hard to believe that this was the only role that she would be hired for. I had read that she had hoped to act in The Godfather, and also that she had overdosed before finding out that she had been hired for a role on Bonanza. Does anyone know if she accidentally overdosed, or did she commit suicide?


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