onsdag 20 november 2013

Octaman (1971)

Octaman is one of those movies that I cannot have a serious relation to. No, it is not a good movie in any way. The story is pedestrian, just another variation of King Kong or Creature from the black lagoon with nothing new to offer and for a movie that is only 76 minutes it is excruciatingly slow. The actors are so-so which is understandable since their characters are all crudely drawn straight out of the fifties. But the worst sin that the movie does is the fact that it shows the monster all the time. In. Broad. Daylight. There is not a detail left to your imagination in any scene.

And this is also why I love Octaman. Paul Blaisdell would be proud. 

Come on, look at it. 

Look at it once more. 

And that is why I love Octaman. The movie does have a few positives such as decent locations and a bit of the old bright red 70s blood as our favorite monsters kills random characters with its tentacles. Major rubbermonster cheese and that is the drug that I am hooked to. And you should too.

2 kommentarer:

  1. This looks insane! It doesn't look like it belongs in 1971 though. It sort of looks like a 50s B movie monster

  2. If it weren't for the slightly bloody kills it could have been made in 1961 instead of 1971.