Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tentacles (1977)

2 / 5 Apr '09

Tagline: Each year 10,000 tourists visit Ocean Beach. This summer Ocean Beach has attracted SOMETHING ELSE!
Directed by: Ovidio G. Assonitis
Written by: Steven W. Carabatsos, Tito Carpi
Actors include: Shelley Winters, John Huston, Henry Fonda
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Length: 102 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: Italy/USA

I thought this would be great, I really like the other movies that director has made, I adore the actors involved and I'm a fan of giant killer animal movies. What could go wrong? Well this actually is beautifully shot and the acting isn't the problem...it's the incredibly tedious story that goes nowhere. It's about a giant Octapus who attacks people (even on shore it reaches up and steals a baby). Moments are definitely laughably bad and fans of terrible cinema will want to see this. It's just unfortunately not so bad it's good, I mean you rarely see the monster, and there are so many drawn out and pointless scenes, it's a chore to sit through. I suppose I'll award points for keeping the camera steady and for having a decent idea, and a decent cast but that is all! This one blows Matey...beware!

Availability:  On DVD

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