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Disaster Porn Saturday Night: Octopus

The Devil's Eye octopus goes after an innocent cruise ship

The Devil's Eye octopus goes after an innocent cruise ship

For anyone who loves disaster movies (along with a fiendish octopus) then this is definitely the movie that you've been waiting for. It's two disasters in one!

Well, maybe three.

During the Russian Missile Crisis in October of 1962, a Russian submarine is heading to Cuba to drop off some toxic barrels of something (they looked like regular barrels, except for the skull and crossbones) but once an American submarine locates them, the Russian's lose to a torpedo and the cargo ends up at the bottom of the sea.

Thirty eight years later, Agent Roy Turner (Jay Harrington) is "flirting" with little Maggie (Kristina Krasteva) as she waits for her mother at the US Embassy in Bulgaria. Turner and his friend Henry (Jeff Nuttall) leave for lunch and Turner promises to bring Maggie back some of her favorite chocolate.

They spot a mysterious old woman both inside and out of the building and shortly after they joke about her being Henry's girlfriend, the building is blown up in a terrorist attack.

The agents begin a chase through the streets of Sofia until Turner is able to capture the bomb planter Casper (Ravil Isyanov) after Henry is able to shoot at the taxi he's jacked, causing it to crash.

As Turner is getting ready to escort Casper back to the United States, via sub, passengers on a cruise ship are getting ready to enjoy their cruise, but, some of Casper's comrades are aboard and have the captain's (Dimiter Elenov) family hostage. He has to follow their orders or they will kill them.

Onboard the sub, Dr. Lisa Finch (Carolyn Lowery) has been doing research in the Devil's Eye, a mysterious area where ships and subs have disappeared for years. This area is more active than the Bermuda Triangle and she plans to figure out what's been happening.

Casper is in the brig but manages to escape as the sub is hit.

Not knowing what hit them, Captain Jack Shaw (David Beecroft) sends out two of his best divers and they report back that they were hit by something and begin to make repairs. However, they are killed on camera as the octopus (let's call him Ollie) slams into the sub again and they land on the edge of an underwater cliff.

Dr. Finch demands to see the footage and in reviewing it, she notices the missing vessels and is able to figure out that it's a really, really, huge, I mean huge, octopus and after taking a water sample, discovers that Ollie doesn't want to kill everyone on board. He's suffering from an iron deficiency and that's why he's been attacking ships and subs.

She also has a run in with Casper and he makes her change the coordinates so that the ship can come and pick him up.

With the crew dead, Shaw, Turner, Finch and Casper manage to escape with the help of the submersible and once they make it to the top of the ocean, the ship is waiting for them.

The passengers don't seem to mind that they've been anchored for awhile since they keep on dancing and drinking.

Once onboard, the terrorists are getting ready to blow up the ship, but Ollie comes to the rescue and tries to eat it and a helicopter.

No, I did not make up this plot, but I have to say that it is a little better than what you might think. It does have some bad CGI (but a lot of camp) and it is better than a Syfy Channel movie then you'll enjoy this which spawned a sequel.

I kid you not.


Dr. Lisa Finch (Carolyn Lowery) puts her foot down to Captain Jack Shaw (David Beecroft) about their rumored affair.

Dr. Lisa Finch (Carolyn Lowery) puts her foot down to Captain Jack Shaw (David Beecroft) about their rumored affair.

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