(aka Hydra)


DIRECTOR: Amando de Ossorio (Tombs of the Blind Dead, Night of the Seagulls)

STARS: Timothy Bottoms (Johnny Got His Gun), Taryn Power (Sinbad & the Eye of the Tiger), Ray Milland (Frogs, Survival Run), Jared Martin (Quiet Cool), Gerard Tichy, Jack Taylor (Pieces)

SYNOPSIS: This one is for bad film lovers only. Everything you heard about this one is true. A U.S military plane makes an emergency drop of a nuclear weapon over the ocean. A little sea creature gets a huge dose of radiation and becomes Godzilla-sized. Timothy Bottoms gives a fairly stiff performance as a disgraced boat captain who's stripped of his license after the monster sinks his boat and eats some of his crew. With a reputation as a drunk no one believes his story. Meanwhile a woman sees her friend slurped up by the serpent one drunken night at the beach. She ends up in an asylum where Bottoms breaks her out to go monster hunting! The beast is slowly making it's way down the coast eating up hapless seamen and even destroying a lighthouse. Bottoms and the girl are joined by another sailor (Martin) and a cranky scientist (Ray Milland) to track and defeat the Sea Serpent. There's tons of miniature effects in this one: a lighthouse, a moving train, a helicopter and of course the monster. He sometimes appears as a plastic looking puppet who shakes around and screeches. Other times it's a giant head, to scale, so the actors can thrash around inside the mouth. Whenever someone is looking at the monster and his mayhem they seem oddly unmoved as if the director forgot to tell them what was happening. All the sound was post-dubbed. The English speaking actors (Bottoms, Milland, Martin) voice their own characters. But everyone else had bizarre voice work done. One very Italian looking sailor sounds like he's from the Deep South while an American military pilot has a heavy Jamaican accent! Unbelievable.

*For more see:
Bigfoot, Miami Horror, King Dong and The War of the Gargantuas

Fullscreen / Color

Region Free NTSC dvd-R

BLUE dvd case (above image is the front cover art)

Buy "Sea Serpent" : $20.00

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