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Island of Terror (1966)

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An isolated remote island community is threatened by an attack by tentacled silicates which liquefy and digest bone and tissue.

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Edward Judd ...
Carole Gray ...
Eddie Byrne ...
Sam Kydd ...
Niall MacGinnis ...
James Caffrey ...
Liam Gaffney ...
Roger Heathcote ...
Keith Bell ...
Margaret Lacey ...
Shay Gorman ...
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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bone | island | attack | creature | monster | See more »

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They lived by eating human bones! See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Release Date:

1 February 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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 »

Goofs

Dr. Phillip's dog is hit by a strong dose of Strontium-90. Later, strontium 90 is taken from Phillips' reactor to dose the cattle. In 1966, the nuclear reactors capable of producing Strontium-90 were far larger than the one in Phillips' lab and needed giant control boards, as well as huge amounts of water for cooling, none of which were in evidence. See more »

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[first lines]
Peter Argyle: Is that all, then, Ian?
Ian Bellows: I think so. And how long will it take to fill the order, then, this time, eh?
Peter Argyle: Oh, probably three to four weeks.
Ian Bellows: Y'know, they ought to give us better service, and a boat coming once a week is not enough! You'd think at least they'd get our telephones installed.
Peter Argyle: Y'know, they promised 'em this year.
Ian Bellows: Aye, and last!
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Silly and Funny Sci-Fi /Horror Movie of the Sixties
14 May 2005 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In the Pitkeys Island, located northeast of England close to Ireland, while Dr. Lawrence Phillips (Peter Forbes-Robertson) is researching a cure for the cancer in his laboratory, he accidentally creates a "silicate" creature that sucks human and animal bones. The local police officer finds the "boneless" body of a local and Dr. Reginald Landers (Eddie Byrne) calls Dr. Brian Stanley (Peter Cushing), a specialist in bones, who also invites Dr. David West (Edward Judd) to travel to the island to investigate the event. The girlfriend of Dr. West, Toni Merrill (Carole Gray), borrows his father's helicopter to bring the team to the island, and imposes the condition of staying with them. Together, they try to find a way of destroying the weird monsters with the support of the locals. "Island of Terror" is a silly and funny sci-fi / horror movie of the 60's, having very funny situations, such as when Dr. West puts his hysterical girlfriend in charge of calming down the local citizens; or when he amputates the hand of Dr. Stanley, who does not faint. The creatures are very creepy, considering that it is a 1966 movie, and in the end it is a good entertainment. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "A Ilha do Terror" ("The Island of Terror")


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