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Octalus is the main antagonist of the 1998 American horror film Deep Rising.

This gigantic octopus-like creature attacked the luxury cruise ship known as the Argonaut, killing nearly its entire crew and a good deal of the passengers as well.

Appearance

Octalus is a large cephalopod-like organism with a gnashing lamprey-like mouth and two large blue eyes. She has brown slimy skin and between 8 and 10 octopus-like tentacles that stretch nearly 80 or so feet. The tips of these tentacles can open up like grotesque flower petals to reveal even more lamprey-like mouths.

Powers and Abilities

Octalus possesses the following powers and abilities:

  • Tentacles
  • Sharp teeth
  • Amphibious locomotion

Fate

The creature is killed after a mercenary ship is rammed into the Argonaut, causing an explosion that blows up the monster. However, it is implied that there are more of her species.

Trivia

  • The creature is theorized in the film to be descended from prehistoric worms of the genus Ottoia.

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