Blood Tide (1982)

Genres - Horror  |   Sub-Genres - Creature Film  |   Release Date - Sep 1, 1982 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 82 min.  |   Countries - Greece, UK  |   MPAA Rating - R
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It will come as quite a shock to discover the venerable James Earl Jones and José Ferrer slumming in this Greek-lensed ultra-cheapie about a legendary sea creature aroused from centuries of sleep off the shores of a Greek island by an opportunistic American archaeologist (Jones). It seems the beastie's legacy is well known by some of the island's old-timers (namely Ferrer), including the part about appeasing the monster with a virgin sacrifice -- namely the alluring Deborah Shelton. The exotic locations and the presence of the gruff Jones (who apparently saw this as a paid vacation) lend a great deal of production value, but apparently Jones' salary came out of the filmmakers' special-effects budget -- because the feared creature of ancient legend looks like a sock puppet! This film is also known as Red Tide and Demon Lake.

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cannibal, missing-person, monster, ritual, vacation