Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi
A giant, radioactive octopus rises from the Philippine Trench to terrorize the North American Pacific Coast.
Ray Harryhausen purchased the model for the ship that the octopus sinks from a five and dime store.
From her beginnings on a Navy drawing board, through the months of secret field experiments out on the Western desert, then through the desperate search for new metals with the properties she needed, she was designed to be the nation's greatest ...
When the octopus's tentacles are waving behind and over one of the buildings near the Embarcadero, the tentacles cannot be seen through the building's open windows.
The opening credits rise up out of the ocean waves.
Originally, just before Matthews met Joyce and Carter, there was a freeze frame of him walking in the parking lot. Recent DVD releases smooth this out by adding a flash of sunlight at the appropriate moment.