On a Greek island during the 1912 war, several people are trapped by quarantine for the plague. If that isn't enough worry, one of the people, a superstitious old peasant woman, suspects one young girl of being a vampiric kind of demon called a vorvolaka. Written by
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Will keep you screaming! (original one-sheet poster)
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Filming began in July 1944, but was suspended when Boris Karloff
required back surgery. It was completed in December 1944. After Karloff had recovered from surgery, but before the cast of Isle of the Dead
(1945) could be reassembled, Val Lewton
and Karloff made The Body Snatcher
(1945), which was released first. See more
At the 36th minute, the general leaves the house and goes outside. Two of the buttons on his jacket are fastened. When he approaches the burnt offering on the patio, only one buttoned is fastened. After he makes his offering and hears the old woman laughing, he turns and walks towards her, now the jacket is completely open with no buttons fastened. When he then confronts her face to face in the next camera shot, the jacket is back to having two buttons fastened. See more
Laws can be wrong, and laws can be cruel, and the people who live only by the law are both wrong and cruel.