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Twenty-something Dave (Brandon Salkil) has suffered a heart attack
masturbating to the sounds of his pregnant pretty downstairs neighbour
Esther (Nicole Gerity) masturbating. Now he knows his life hangs on a
threat, especially since he knows he will hear her get off again and will
want to wank to it again. This is though when Lucifer pays him a visit,
offering him an immortal heart in a box, which will keep him alive as long
as he looks after it well. Of course, Dave agrees, and of course, he
doesn't read the fine print.
... and of course, the heart wants to be
fed meat, human meat to be precise, and the fineprint of Dave's contract
clearly states he is obliged to kill two people a week. The first two
victims are not even a problem, Dave's nagging upstairs neighbour (Jackie
McKown), who threatened to kill his dog, and the creepy landlord (Dustin
Mills) - but the heart in the box (that talks by the way) isn't quite
satisfied with the latter choice and eats Dave's dog instead ... which he
finds nothing short of devastating.
However, Dave's new lease on life
also has a good side, Dave finally gets together with Esther, and has to
realize that the woman of his wet dreams is just another lost soul, very
much like him, and the two of them relate on many levels and to fall in
But there's still this business with Lucifer, which demands two
kills each week, and the only way to wriggle out of this is to sacrifice
Esther and her unborn baby to the heart. Dave though helps her to escape
and instead faces the heart, which has since grown into a tentacled
monster, in a fight to the death ...
Night of the Tentacles
is best described as a low(-to-no) budget wonder, as objectively the film
seems to be hampered by its lack of funds every step along the way: It's
mostly restricted to just one apartment and a very limited number of
actors, the special effects are very basic, the monster looks less than
convincing ... and it's just great: Basically, a cleverly written
screenplay (that's vaguely reminiscent of Little
Shop of Horrors by the way), an approach that balances out
tongue-in-cheek humour with real shocks, fun dialogue and a great cast
easily butter over all inconsistencies and make this one something close
to an instant cult gem.