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Demon of Paradise (1987)

R | | Horror, Thriller | 1987 (USA)
Hunters become the hunted when illegal dynamite disturbs the ageold slumber of a carnivorous lizardman. Resort owner Angela, joins forces with Sheriff Keefer to save tourists from the ... See full summary »

Director:

Cirio H. Santiago

Writers:

Frederick Bailey (story), C.J. Santiago (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kathryn Witt Kathryn Witt ... Annie
William Steis William Steis ... Keefer
Laura Banks ... Cahill
Frederick Bailey Frederick Bailey ... Ike
Leslie Scarborough ... Gabby (as Leslie Huntly)
Henry Strzalkowski Henry Strzalkowski ... Shelton
Nick Nicholson Nick Nicholson ... Langley
Liza Baumann Liza Baumann ... Luisa
Paul Holmes Paul Holmes ... Ted
Joe Mari Avellana ... Blue
David Light David Light ... Snake
Ronnie Patterson Ronnie Patterson ... Guy #1
David Anderson David Anderson ... Guy #2
Hero Bautista Hero Bautista ... Koby
Ramon D'Salva Ramon D'Salva ... Father
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Hunters become the hunted when illegal dynamite disturbs the ageold slumber of a carnivorous lizardman. Resort owner Angela, joins forces with Sheriff Keefer to save tourists from the beast's path of death. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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It waits underwater...to skin you alive!

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Horror | Thriller

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Country:

Philippines | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Demon Paradise See more »

Filming Locations:

Philippines

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Remake of Naked Paradise (1957) See more »

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A Few Hilarious Moments from a Bad Movie
30 January 2016 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Demon of Paradise (1987)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

A bunch of mean guys using dynamite to fish end up disrupting a lizard-like creature who soon goes on a killing spree where no one in the Hawaiian locations are safe.

DEMON OF PARADISE comes from the Philippines and is pretty much a wannabe CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON. How much entertainment you get out of it will depend on your feelings towards ultra low-budget movies with bad acting, bad dialogue and just an all around "bad" movie feel. If you're looking for a good movie then go check out the Universal title. If you're just wanting to kick back, turn your brain off and have some cheap fun then you might want to check this out.

I will admit that I enjoy watching bad movies but this one here had a few too many boring spots to keep it at an entertaining level throughout. With that said, there are certainly some moments of hilarity that make it worth watching for fans of bad movies. For starters, the lizardman costume is so funny looking that you can't help but think the creature in THE GIANT CLAW had a baby with some sort of lizard. Another great moment happens when a helicopter is flying a tad bit too low. I won't spoil what happens but laughs will certainly follow.

It's really too bad that DEMON OF PARADISE didn't have more scenes with the monster because he's certainly the funnest part of the film. As it is, there are too many slow and boring scenes with talky dialogue that isn't entertaining.


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