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Mel Welles (story)
Ernst R. von Theumer (screenplay)
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Release Date:
15 November 1967 (USA) See more »
What Was the Terrifying Secret of the Vampire Tree?
Baron von Weser keeps a menagerie of carnivorous plants, but takes great care of one particular specimen. | Add synopsis »
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Cameron Mitchell ... Baron von Weser
Elisa Montés ... Beth Christiansen (as Elisa Montes)
George Martin ... David Moss
Kai Fischer ... 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

Directed by
Mel Welles  (as Ernst von Theumer)
Writing credits
Mel Welles (story and screenplay) (as Ira Meltcher)

Ernst R. von Theumer (screenplay) (as Ernst v. Theumer)

Stephen Schmidt  uncredited

Produced by
George Ferrer .... producer (as Georg Ferrer)
Ernst R. von Theumer .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Antón García Abril  (as A. Garcia Abril)
José Muñoz Molleda (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Cecilio Paniagua 
Juan Mariné (uncredited)
Film Editing by
Antonio Cánovas 
Siegfrid Krämer (German version)
Art Direction by
Francisco Canet 
Set Decoration by
Francisco Canet (uncredited)
Makeup Department
Juana Culell .... makeup artist
Production Management
Enrique F. Sagaseta .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Juan Ignacio Galván .... assistant director
Fanny Wessling .... assistant director (as Fanny Wesling)
Camera and Electrical Department
Víctor Benítez .... still photographer
Francisco Beringola .... camera assistant
Isidro Muro .... camera assistant
Eduardo Noé .... camera operator (as Eduardo Noe)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anita Pedrola .... tailor (uncredited)
Other crew
Jose M. Baldasano .... contable
Enrique Bellot .... production assistant
Ingo Hermes .... dialogue director
María Luz Manzano .... script supervisor (as Mari Luz Manzano)
Maria Dolores Proubasta .... script supervisor (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La isla de la muerte" - Spain (original title)
"Maneater of Hydra" - USA (TV title)
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88 min | France:85 min
Color (Technicolor)
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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A Climax To Die For, 25 April 2002
Author: Geisterzug from Newcastle upon Tyne, England

The heroine in the clutches of a vampire tree, the hero leaping to her aid with an axe - slashing at blood-sucking branches with his weapon - then being attacked by the mad scientist who created the tree, also with an axe!

An axe battle between the two, under the writhing blood-sucking branches, in the middle of a rain-drenched thunderstorm. GREAT staging! What happens next is bloody (incredibly bloody, in fact), outrageous, melodramatic, over-the-top, and (dare I say?) EXCITING!

Now come on - isn't that last ten minutes worth the previous hour and 20 minutes of bad dubbing and odd characterisation?

And what the HELL is that old German woman gibbering on about?

Fans of Man-Eating Plants should check out the Mel Welles site.

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