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Island of Terror (1966)

Unrated | | Horror | 1 February 1967 (USA)
An isolated remote island community is threatened by an attack by tentacled silicates which liquefy and digest bone and tissue.

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Liam Gaffney ...
Roger Heathcote ...
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Margaret Lacey ...
Old Woman (as Margaret Lacy)
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Peter Forbes-Robertson ...
Dr. Lawrence Phillips (as Peter Forbes Robertson)
Richard Bidlake ...
Joyce Hemson ...
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A small island community is overrun with creeping, blobbish, tentacled monsters which liquefy and digest the bones from living creatures. The community struggles to fight back. Written by Michael "Rabbit" Hutchison <rabhutch@spacestar.net>

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How could they stop the devouring death...that lived by sucking on living human bones! See more »

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1 February 1967 (USA)  »

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Night of the Silicates  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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In the French version (post-synchronized) Edward Judd is dubbed by Jean-Claude Michel / Visa d'exploitation en France : #38125 See more »

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When Dr.s Stanley, West and Landers initially come to Dr. Phillips' mansion, no one comes to the locked front door when they ring, forcing Dr. Stanley to pry his way inside through an unlocked side window. Entering the library through a closed door, he finds a human corpse, stepping past it to let the others in. Since the tortoise-like creatures are later seen to glide slowly over the ground with manifest strength to break glass and punch through wood with only one tentacle to aid them, it's unexplained how they got out of the lab (or the library) leaving no door, window or wall broken. There is also nothing to suggest -- being eating machines with a single-cell disposition -- that they'd be either cleaver, considerate or facile enough to close doors behind them when finished eating. How they escaped the mansion to roam the island remains inexplicable. See more »

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Dr. David West: [flirting] I may not get places as fast as a Maserati...
Toni Merrill: ...but you do get there eventually, don't you?
Dr. David West: Eventually.
Toni Merrill: When?
Dr. David West: I'll let you know.
Toni Merrill: Don't wait too long. You might run out of petrol on the last lap.
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Intelligent enjoyable horror hokum
3 February 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A strong cast and a strong premise make this a hugely enjoyable 'under siege' monster flick. Peter Cushing, Edward Judd and Eddie Burns head a cast of stalwart British character actors including Sam Kydd and Niall McGuiness as they try to uncover the truth behind the gruesome deaths occurring on their lonely fog shrouded island. A great use of Barry Gray's (Thunderbirds composer) electronic sound effects add to the atmosphere. All in all 'Island of Terror' is a great little horror film that succeeds due to it's good narrative pace, its logical progression and its unpretentious nature. On a par with many of the Hammer films being made at the time and far better than most Sci-Fi horror being made 40 years on.


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