Octopus (2000 film)
Octopus AKA Dead Eye Six (2000)
"Terror has never run so deep!" A giant octopus, mutated from years of radiation exposure, attacks a Navy submarine transporting a terrorist captured by a CIA agent.
- Release Date: 2000
- Country/Language: US/Russia/Bulgaria, English
- Genres/Technical: Horror, Sci-fi, Adventure
- Setting: Modern, Ocean
- Runtime: 1 hr 40 min
- Starring: Jay Harrington, Ravil Isyanov, David Beecroft
- Director: John Eyres
- Writer: Boaz Davidson (story), Michael D. Weiss (screenplay)
- Producer/Production Co: Nu Image / Millennium Films, Martien Holdings A.V.V.
- View Trailer: (link)
- IMDb: (link)
- Rated: PG-13 (Violence, Profanity, Adult Content, Nudity, Sexual Situations)
A rough measure of how "Lovecraftian" the work is:
- S____ (One Tentacle: Debateably Lovecraftian; has almost no direct connection to Lovecraft's work)
Not much "Lovecraftian" going on here, but there is a Tentacle Monster....
Note: This rating is not intended as a measure of quality, merely of how closely related to Lovecraftian "Weird" fiction the work is.
- Darfnader at B Is For Brains (link) - "I'll get right down to the essentials on this slightly off-classic, giant monster movie. You'll have to wait at least 50 minutes before you can safely and resoundingly begin to snicker and giggle."
- Thomas Larsson at Horrorphobic Fanzine (link) - "If you choose to see the movie or not does not matter because in my opinion the movie is rather dull with just a small entertainment value, thanks to the sexy octopus."
- Richard Scheib at the Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review (-1/5 Stars) (link) - "Eyres pays scanty attention to basic things such as plausibility and his films often have some of the wackiest premises imaginable... Octopus emerges as only a B-budget CGI monster movie. Moreover, the giant title creature forms a relatively minor threat compared to the main action. ... The film’s ludicrous improbabilities are surely first observed early on when the hero rendezvouses with the submarine for his transatlantic voyage where the submarine is clearly seen surfacing inside a lake!!!"
- Andrew Smith at Popcorn Pictures (link) - "It’s shameless low grade nonsense from beginning to end complete with Nu Image’s usual array of paper-thin characters, a script which defies physics and logic, special effects which are not so special and a general feeling of everything being a pointless waste of money and resources."
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A giant octopus, mutated from years of radiation exposure, attacks a Navy submarine transporting a terrorist captured by a CIA agent.
Comments, Trivia, Dedication
Associated Mythos Elements
- race: Tentacle Monster
For more soggy films featuring tentacle-monsters, see: