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Octaman ★½ 1971

Comical thriller featuring non-threatening octopus-man discovered by scientists in Mexico. Rip-off of director Essex's own “Creature from the Black Lagoon.” Not without its curiosity factor: young Rick Baker designed the octopus man, while actress Angeli died of a drug overdose during filming. 79m/C VHS, DVD . Kerwin Mathews, Pier Angeli, Harry Guardino, David Essex, Jeff Morrow, Norman Fields; D: Harry Essex; W: Harry Essex; C: Robert Caramico.