What happens when you wake up a sleeping giant? It destroys cities and stuff you palooka. A giant octopus is driven from the murky depths by an H-bomb explosion. So, simply looking for food that won’t give him radiation poisoning, he turns to…HUMANS. And why not, after all we have a taste that can’t be beat. So he attacks a fishing trawler, beach goers and the city of San Francisco, to get all the essential vitamins and destruction that you sci-fi fans have come to love over the years. And with the special effects done by the master himself, Ray Harryhausen, you have on your hands what Freud used to describe the 1919 all star game, “a classic”.