Tentacles! With Shelley Winters and John Huston!

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…


  1. 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. 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?

  3. 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.