Octaman

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Break out the canned tuna and top it with cheese, because June is MARINE MONSTER BEACH PARTY month at Monday Mondays, featuring a fabulously fishy collection of aquatic creatures just dying to get you in the water!

“A horror heap from the nuclear trash!” A floppy-armed Octaman (you know: half rubber octopus, half bad actor, all hilarious) rises from the depths, stumbles around a small village, and throws a tentacle temper tantrum as he tries to get any one of his eight claws on the stupid humans who are trying to turn him into a fried octa-appetizer in this fun, Grade Z sci-fi/horror atrocity that will truly have you asking yourself: “What were they thinking?” … or better yet, “What were they ON?”

“A fun throwback to ‘50s monster movies, and as ridiculous as it is, it’s an enjoyable piece of schlock with an unforgettable rubber-suited creature.” – DVD Drive-In

In Octaman, a scientific expedition to a remote fishing village discovers high levels of radiation as well as a strange mutant-like small octopus that walks on land and has bizarre, human-like eyes. The leader of the expedition teams up with a circus owner who wants to exploit the weird creature but trouble ensues when the two men discover their crew has been slaughtered and the mutant is missing. Tales from the villagers come to light describing the local legend of a half-man, half-sea serpent, but what the expedition finds is an astounding, incredibly stupid-looking seven-foot-tall walking octopus that has a lust for human blood!  Here’s hoping Octaman kills them all before they die laughing! Written and directed by the screenwriter of the original Creature from the Black Lagoon, Octaman, on top of everything else (terrible acting, awful cinematography, annoying music, etc.), features truly dumbfounding makeup effects by the young, future Oscar-winning effects artist Rick Baker (An American Werewolf in London), who was CLEARLY still trying to figure things out at this point. (Dir. by Harry Essex, 1971, 79 mins., Rated PG)

Mondo Mondays RAFFLE 2018

VH-YES! Each month at Mondo Mondays in 2018 we’ll be holding a free raffle for an exclusive, one-of-a-kind prize: an old-school VHS case with original Mondo Mondays cover art designed by Tucson artist Ben Mackey! There’ll be new cover art every month, and each case will include a fabulous mystery VHS tape! Collect ‘em all! You must attend EVERY Mondo movie of the month in order to enter, and only one lucky winner will be selected at the final screening of each month. A special punch card will be provided to keep track of your attendance. And remember … please be kind and rewind.