Inspired by the success of the CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON,, Harry
Essex’s OCTAMAN is a total B Movie hoot! Essex cast the film with
Sci-Fi favorites Kerwin Mathews (7th VOYAGE OF SINBAD) and Jeff Morrow
(THE CREATURE WALKS AMONG US), making this elusive movie much sought
after by Cult Movie fans. Oscar winning makeup effects artist Rick Baker
(ED WOOD) created a fun rubber monster suit, but the movie, much of it
filmed silent and dubbed later, is a weird mixture of different grainy
film stocks and odd directorial choices.
Included here as an extra bonus
is Harry Essex’s next Sci-Fi undertaking, THE CREMATORS (1972). Like
OCTAMAN, much of the movie was filmed silent and dubbed later with
various degrees of success. Special visual effects by Doug Beswick and
star, the lovely Maria De Aragon (BLOOD MANIA), liven things up.
"Rick Baker Remembers OCTAMAN"
"Maria De Aragon
Looks Back on THE CREMATORS"