Octaman (1971) - Sci-Fi, Horror

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

IMDB: 3.5
Director: Harry Essex
Stars: Pier Angeli, Kerwin Mathews
Length: 79 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 6 out of 29 found boring (20.68%)

One-line Reviews (15)

and absolutely nothing happening except moments of your life that you can never get back ticking away.

Imagine if the makers of "Manos" The Hands of Fate remade Creature of the Black Lagoon and you have this movie in a nutshell, only this movie might be even more boring.

Incredibly banal, get the highlights on Youtube .

One of us fell asleep a half hour in.

One of the most boring movies I've ever seen.

As you'll see Octaman frequently bores you with several tedious go-nowhere scenes, such as the 5 minute-long night time boat scene or the lengthy tunnel crawling sequence, twice with that one.

The old motto that "less is more" could have worked well here: if the monsters ugly face and flailing limbs were seen a bit less clearly, the audience might find things a bit more intriguing, but after the first 30 minutes, the Octaman has been seen very clearly from every angle multiple times, and I was getting bored of him!

Submission into the worst movies ever made would be a shoo-in, which is probably the main reason it still gets occasional play.

It's no wonder that this pathetic movie was recently selected for satire by the guys from Rifftrax and to be honest that due to how dull this movie is, even they, in certain scenes, had a hard time injecting it with any sort energy or momentum.

And Ed Wood's movies are entertaining.

Terribly boring.

One other observation I could mention is: Whenever a movie dedicates that much screen-time to something as utterly mundane as a motor-home, well...

In reality, It will bore you to death and make you cry!!!


It tends to get boring whenever the monster isn't doing his thing.