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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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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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They lived by eating 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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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. Brian Stanley: What the devil did Napoleon do on that island of his to keep himself busy?
Dr. David West: He invented solitaire.
Toni Merrill: [suggestively] I've a much better game in mind.
Dr. Brian Stanley: Can three play?
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Bone-Sucking Beasties ARE Creepy!
6 June 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I saw this film for the first time several years ago on a Saturday night broadcast on The Sci-Fi Channel and I was an immediate fan. How can classic sci-fi and horror fans not enjoy this film? It has a neat story, some gruesome sound effects, a top-notch cast and a great director. The film takes place on an island off the Irish coast and that's an immediate bonus....films where the population is trapped on a ship, island or in a house always add to the dread of any film, in my opinion. It makes for a smaller cast and you get to know the characters a bit better....this is definitely the case with this film. A medical research team it seems has been experimenting and attempting to find a cure for cancer, certainly a noble effort, but instead, they develop a new breed of creatures that live on the bone of humans and animals. Once a local is found void of any bones, enter Peter Cushing as Dr Brian Stanley and Edward Judd as Dr David West. West's girlfriend, Toni Merril (Carole Cray) also accompanies the Drs to the island and this is where the film really takes off. Bodies begin to pile up, the gruesome sounds of the 'beasties' liquefying/sucking the bones from their victims must be heard to be believed and the action moves at a nice pace. If you're a fan of blood and gore, then this film won't satisfy your needs, but if you like quality acting, directing and a decent story-line, then this may just be what you're looking for.


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