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. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi
This movie is insanely funny. I kept expecting Mystery Science Theater robots to come out and save me from watching it. But you know what, if you want to watch a big "wet puppet" eat people, you can't go wrong with this one. Darth Vader and falaffels. What more can you ask for?
I heard James Earl Jones only did this movie to get a free vacation - sounds about right after watching it. It's got some decent parts from a storyline and violence perspective, but is low-budget. The DVD transfer is pretty horrible.