There is a movie I watched many years ago. I can hardly remember its title. The movie was set on an island.

The story goes like this: A group of friends were on a yacht when a strong storm capsized their boat. They managed to survive and landed on a remote island with small village. Its inhabitants act strangely. They are killers who skin their victims and wear them. There is a beautiful lady with octopus tentacle legs. She fell in love with the main character.

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    Are the octopus legs part of her body, or a costume?
    – FuzzyBoots
    Commented Sep 25, 2020 at 19:35
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    If someone posts the correct answer, you can accept it by clicking on the checkmark by the voting buttons as per the tour.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Commented Sep 25, 2020 at 19:43
  • probably the same as scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/243840/… (which is newer but has an accepted answer)
    – Otis
    Commented Mar 1, 2021 at 21:37

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This is likely the 2001 Spanish film, Dagon.

Paul Marsh has a dream that he discovers a mermaid with razor-sharp teeth while scuba diving into a strange underwater building. Paul awakes on a boat off the shores of Spain, where he is vacationing with his girlfriend, Barbara, and their friends Vicki and Howard. A sudden storm blows their boat against some hidden rocks. Vicki is trapped below deck and Howard stays with her while Paul and Barbara take a lifeboat to the nearby deserted fishing village of Imboca. During their absence, an unseen creature from the deep attacks the two in the boat.


Vicki and Howard are mysteriously missing, however, and Paul is taken back to Imboca, where he is sent to the hotel that Barbara was supposed to have gone to. But she is missing as well and Paul is left to wait for her in an old, filthy hotel room, where he dreams of the mermaid again. His fitful rest is disturbed by a large gathering of strange, fish-like people approaching the hotel and he is forced to flee. He ends up in a macabre tannery full of human skins, where he discovers Howard's remains. He escapes the tannery by starting a fire and finds momentary safety with an old drunkard named Ezequiel, the last full-blooded human in Imboca.

.... Forced to flee into the manor, Paul finds a beautiful woman named Uxia, the mermaid from his dreams. She saves him from discovery, but when he finds that she really is half-fish, he flees in horror, despite her pleas for him to stay.

This "5 Minute Movie" clip shows the reveal of her legs

Image of Uxia with tentacle legs

Found with a search for horror film island octopus legs

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    Fry: "Yeah I'm a little confused too. How do I... y'know... with the tail and all?"
    – Peter M
    Commented Sep 25, 2020 at 23:29
  • @PeterM :) This one seems a bit more clear-cut with the bifurcation. Of course, it also makes me think of youtube.com/…
    – FuzzyBoots
    Commented Sep 25, 2020 at 23:45
  • And searching for the keywords now shows up this post at the top
    – roshnet
    Commented Sep 26, 2020 at 10:29
  • {shakes fist} Google!
    – FuzzyBoots
    Commented Sep 26, 2020 at 12:59
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    @FuzzyBoots I saw a statue of the Starbucks logo last week .. ewww. However I know what exists at the point in a octopus where the legs come together - and that could be worse!
    – Peter M
    Commented Sep 26, 2020 at 14:12

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