Tentacles (1977)


Tentacles (1977)

Starring: John Huston, Shelley Winters, Bo Hopkins

Directed By: Ovidio G. Assonitis

Link to Trailer: [youtube]

The Plot: Several people disappear from and at the sea. Their bodies are found gnawed to the skeleton, even the marrow is missing. The scientists have no idea which animal could do such things. Dr. Turner begins to suspect that the company which builds a tunnel beneath the bay might have poisoned the environment and caused an octopus to mutate to giant dimensions.

Comments: As far as 70s Italian horror cheese, this movie pretty much has it all. Some great Hollywood actors who are way too good for this. Blatant Jaws ripoff with an octopus we rarely get to see. Despite that, there are some genuinely good moments, like the baby getting eaten by the octopus, the octopus eye appearing in the window of the diving bell, and every scene John Houston is in. Loved it.

Links: [imdb] [wikipedia] [rotten tomatoes] [horror-movie-a-day]


About J. Clampett

This is basically a timeline of films I have seen recently, and what I thought about them.
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