Tentacles! With Shelley Winters and John Huston!

Jeff VanderMeer • March 22nd, 2010 @ 5:12 pm • Movie Reviews

Yesterday, while doing our taxes, we followed up Pandorum, Dune, Moon, and Alien with a movie on cable…Tentacles. From 1977, clear rip-off of Jaws.

I have a feeling that everyone else already knows about this D-movie, but we were just aghast, watching winters, Huston, and others do their best impression of stink-o-rama. In one scene a killer whale trainer embarks on a long monologue aimed at convincing the whale to fight the killer giant octopus.

Here’s more of it, for masochists…

10 Responses to “Tentacles! With Shelley Winters and John Huston!”

  1. MarcL says:

    I saw that in the theater in its original release on one of those days when I went from screen to screen at the multiplex. I think it may have actually improved with age.

  2. Rick Keeney says:



  3. Jeff VanderMeer says:


  4. Nemone says:

    and the octopus growls!

  5. Matt Staggs says:

    How did I not know about this?

  6. Ennis Drake says:

    I was born in 1977. That might explain a lot. But, in all seriousness, I agree with Matt. How did I not know about this?

    And taxes? Ugh! Doing mine today. All I have to say is: Seven zip-loc bags and two shoeboxes full of receipts. Where’s my belt and a good joist?

  7. Ennis Drake says:

    You do know that in Florida you can claim state sales tax for every purchase? Pain in the ass, but probably worth it.

  8. Samuel S says:

    The music in the second clip is extremely funky :-)

  9. Jake says:

    Looks to be almost as great as ‘Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus’

  10. Samuel S says:

    Re: Tentacles, you’ve probably already seen this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2csnVNai-o

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