A giant stop-motion-animated octopus (with six arms) attacks San Francisco. A pair of scientists and a nuclear sub captain try to stop it before it tears down the Golden Gate Bridge. Stunning special effects by Ray Harryhausen.
Two years after unleashing The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms upon New York City, master special-effects creator Ray Harryhausen turned loose a giant (albeit six-armed) octopus on San Francisco, and the result is another enjoyable atom-age adventure that should please fans of vintage science fiction. Kenneth Tobey, who battled The Thing (From Another World) in 1951, stars as a Navy captain who pursues a monstrous octopoid (sextapoid?) after it attacks his atomic sub. After it wreaks havoc with shipping lanes, he tracks the creature to San Francisco for a final showdown. Scripting by George Worthing Yates (Them!) and Hal Smith and direction by Robert Gordon are perfunctory at best, which gives the always-reliable Tobey and co-star Faith Domergue little to do, but this is Harryhausen's show, and his monster, though budgetarily restrained, is still impressive. Younger audiences weaned on digital FX may find this creaky, but nostalgic viewers will enjoy its simple thrills. --Paul GaitaSee all Product Description
This was another movie where the budget was so small, Ray had to sacrifise the quality of the story for more cheaper production issues. Read morePublished on May 23 2004
I had never seen the film until this past week when I picked it up at a local Borders store for $15. Read morePublished on May 3 2004 by Kent
IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA is another good Ray Harryhausen monster vehicle. Kenneth Tobey (The Thing From Another World) is a tough submarine commander, thrust into the middle of... Read morePublished on Dec 20 2003 by Bindy Sue Frønkünschtein
This is actually a pretty disapointing turn out by Ray.
The lower budget and B-Level acting are pretty evident through out this whole picture. Read more
This is just another in a long line of Ray Harryhausen special effects movies. Like most of the sci-fi/horror,fantasy movies he was involved with it's truly his special effects... Read morePublished on July 20 2003 by Ken