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Island of the Doomed (1967)

La isla de la muerte (original title)
Baron von Weser keeps a menagerie of carnivorous plants, but takes great care of one particular specimen.


(as Ernst von Theumer)


(story and screenplay) (as Ira Meltcher), (screenplay) (as Ernst v. Theumer)


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Complete credited cast:
Baron von Weser
Elisa Montés ...
Beth Christiansen (as Elisa Montes)
George Martin ...
David Moss
Cora Robinson (as Kay Fischer)
Rolf von Nauckhoff ...
James Robinson (as Ralph Naukoff)
Hermann Nehlsen ...
Prof. Julius Demerist (as Herman Nelsen)
Matilde Muñoz Sampedro ...
Myrtle Callahan (as Matilde Sampedro)
Ricardo Valle ...
Alfredo (as Richard Valle)
Mike Brendel ...
Baldi / Baldi's Brother


Baron von Weser keeps a menagerie of carnivorous plants, but takes great care of one particular specimen.

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15 November 1967 (USA)  »

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Island of the Doomed  »

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A bit of Creature Double Feature Nostalgia..
27 February 2004 | by (CT, USA) – See all my reviews

Maneater of Hydra was a regular part of the Creature Double Feature program rotation, which aired in New England during the 70s-80s showing monster/sci-fi movies. I remembered this one vividly, for it features a vampiric tree killing the visitors to a mad baron's island. Z-grade movie regular Cameron Mitchell played the Baron. Memories of the film were better than the actual movie, which I managed to hunt down 20 years after last seeing it, but I still find in enjoyable and there is a great B-monster payoff in the last 15 minutes. The animated opening credits with orchestrated music is worth the price of admission alone.

Maneater is a great bit of nostalgia, bringing back childhood memories of rushing home every Saturday to catch Creature Double Feature, spending 3 hours of the afternoon watching the cheesiest movies ever made, and having a blast doing it. This film isn't as bad as people would have you believe.

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