Pier Angeli, Kerwin Mathews, Jeff Morrow, Read Morgan
Octaman is a 1971 monster film directed by Harry Essex. It follows an expedition team that becomes the target of a murderous humanoid octopus. The film has gathered a cult following.
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A scientific expedition to a remote Mexican fishing community, led by Dr. Rick Torres (Kerwin Mathews) and Susan Lowry (Pier Angeli) discovers unhealthy amounts of radiation in the local waters. They find a small mutant octopus that can crawl on land, so to receive further funding for their project, Torres travels back to the States to make a deal with a circus owner, who is interested in the bizarre mutation as a carny act. They return to the camp to discover that their crew has been slaughtered and the octopus specimen is missing. A young man from the village says that a local legend about a creature said to be half man and half sea serpent is true, and offers to take the scientists to the lake where it is purported to live. There, a seven foot tall bloodthirsty humanoid octopus with amazing strength and a lust for killing is discovered, but it escapes. At night, the octopus-man arrives and the crew attempts to trap it in a ring of fire. By the next day, the octopus-man is still alive and has killed several people, so the survivors encounter the octopus-man and shoot it to death.
Pier Angeli as Susan Lowry,
Kerwin Mathews as Dr. Rick Torres,
Jeff Morrow as Dr. John Willard,
David Essex as the Indian,
Read Morgan as the Octaman ,
The film met with negative reception. It has a rating of 3.4/10 on IMDb. Despite this, the film has obtained a cult following over the years.
Octaman was released on the VHS format by the European Video Corporation in 1971. A 40th anniversary widescreen DVD edition was released in 2012 by BayView Entertainment.