For the 31st day of our madness, we’ve decided to go out with the potential for some seriously lethal hugs. It’s the 1977 flick Tentacles, and the notion of a killer octopus reminds me of course of It Came from Beneath the Sea. And of course that film makes me think Harryhausen. So let’s start off with a short bit of Harryhausen lore, from his work on Mysterious Island.
It’s an impressive cast that is having to deal with octo-horror: John Huston, Shelley Winters, Bo Hopkins, Henry Fonda and Claude Akins. It’s interesting to note that the producer felt the need to direct the film under a similar alias. Odd, that. Regardless, enjoy.