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?
Octaman (1971) 720p YIFY Movie
A team of researchers discovers a strange mutation of man and octopus who proceeds to terrorize them.
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The Synopsis for Octaman (1971) 720p
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.
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Lousy but laughable funReviewed byajb60-1Vote: 3/10
Being a fan of horror for nearly 40 years I have just watched Octaman for the first time, free online. And it turned out pretty much as I expected, some guy pretending to be half man half octopus in a green rubber suit, terrorising and killing people. Throw in some stock footage of wildlife, day for night scenes & a smattering of cheap gore and we have a film that's fun because it's bad, destined by some to be a cult classic though in truth it's pretty rubbish. Rick Baker, the suit designer, obviously went on to do far better things!
"is this just bad or actually so bad it is funny and/or good (SBIIFOG)?" Hardcore schlock horror fans will watch it no matter what, so my comments are directed to those fence-sitters who are making the decision whether or not to spend the next 2 hours or so watching OCTAMAN. I'm sure there are a lot of you out there. 3:05 pm: I am sitting down now to watch an encore presentation of OCTAMAN. Back later with my opinions. 3:10pm: OK, still early, but I can say the special effects so far are about as bad as I've ever seen. SBIIFOG potential high. 3:15 pm: This is something like "The Thing With Two Heads" without the great acting. Back to the show. 3:18 WTF?? WTF is this?? I can tell you right now this one is worth watching for the humor value.
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On edit: I watching another encore presentation of OCTAMAN on MonstersHD. I do the tough job so you don't have to. All I can say is this movie just lowers the bar for no-budget horror flicks about ten feet. This movie is a complete insult to any kind of film making. Now others will churn out more drek and say "but it's not as bad as Octaman!"