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Octaman (1971)

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

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Complete credited cast:
... Susan Lowry
... Dr. Rick Torres
... Dr. John Willard
David Essex ... The Indian
Jerome Guardino ... Johnny Caruso
Robert Warner ... Steve
Norman Fields
Jax Jason Carroll
Wally Rose
... Raul
Richard Cohen
Samuel Peloso
Read Morgan ... The Octaman (as The Octaman)
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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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3 November 1971 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Oktaman - Die Bestie aus der Tiefe  »

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$250,000 (estimated)
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Final film of Pier Angeli. NOTE: She died of a drug overdose during shooting. See more »

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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 »

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Referenced in Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »

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Rick Baker does it with a throwback to Black Lagoon!

Octaman (1972) is an awesome Sci-Fi / Horror / Thriller Monster Film. This is my favorite Throwback imitation to "Creature From The Black Lagoon" (1954) Rana is my second favorite. There was another called "The Monster Of Piedras Blancas" (1958) that one was good for the 50's but I don't think that was as good as Octaman & "Rana: The Legend Of Shadow Lake" (1975). It was good but those two were both much better I thought. Blancas was pretty gory for the 50's with the decapitated head thing. It was Probably one of my favorite out of the 50's Lagoon Spin-Off's but overall Octaman was a lot better of a Spin-Off & so was Rana. Anyway Harry Essex wrote the script & Directed Octaman. He Also actually wrote the script for the original "Creature From The Black Lagoon" (1954) as well which had big mainstream success. I guess he decided he wanted to do a 70's Version of Black Lagoon thus Octaman was born. The Costume was designed & created greatly by Rick Baker & Doug Beswick I thought. The eyes look so realistic & also move. He has four tentacles as arms the other four are his legs & are stuck together. Even the second row of arms move & Read Morgan was in that costume & only had two arms so Baker especially & Beswick did a great job. It was also a lot gorier then Rana which is why I like it better. Also not to mention I like Octopy better then Frogs so. This one was just great. For u B & Z Grade Sci-Fi & Horror Film Buffs u will love it! I don't wanna ruin the movie if u live in the Pittsburgh area u can catch Octaman on television on The It's Alive Show on channel 21 WBGN - TV Sat. Dec. 10, 2005 at 11pm. Here is their home page & enjoy! http://www.theitsaliveshow.com/


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