- 1 hr 42 min
In the 1977 film Tentacles, a seaside community is terrorized by a giant octopus. The creature attacks boats and swimmers, leaving chaos and destruction in its wake. The town's mayor (played by John Huston) is determined to find a way to stop the creature before it claims more lives. Meanwhile, journalist Ned Turner (Bo Hopkins) investigates the mysterious deaths that are occurring around the town. He meets a marine biologist (Shelley Winters) who is studying the octopus and trying to find a way to stop it. Together, they try to uncover the truth about the creature and its origins. The tension mounts as the octopus continues its deadly attacks, and the townspeople become increasingly panicked. The mayor holds a town meeting to try to calm everyone down and come up with a plan of action. However, it becomes clear that not everyone in the town is on the same page, and there are some who are more interested in their own personal gain than in stopping the creature. As Ned and the biologist continue their research, they discover that the octopus was not a natural occurrence, but rather the result of human intervention. They race against time to find a way to stop the creature before it claims more lives, and the tension builds to a thrilling conclusion as they face off against the massive, tentacled beast. Overall, Tentacles is a thrilling but somewhat cheesy horror movie from the 1970s. The special effects are dated, but still manage to create an impressive sense of scale and terror when used appropriately. The acting is a mixed bag, with some performances that are a bit over the top or wooden, but others that bring surprising depth and emotion to the story. Despite its flaws, Tentacles is a fun and engaging movie that is sure to entertain fans of classic horror flicks. Whether you're looking for a nostalgic thrill or just a cheesy scare, this film is worth checking out.