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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 »

Goofs

At around 29 minutes, the farmer goes to the police house to report that his horse has been killed. When Constable Harris opens the front door, we can see a wall just behind the farmer; however, at around 33 minutes, Dr Landers pulls up outside the same door in his car on a yard or road with no wall anywhere in sight, thus making it obvious that this is a location shot and the earlier a studio shot. See more »

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[arriving at the mansion]
Dr. David West: Toni, you stay in the car.
Toni Merrill: I'm not staying here with all those things running around.
Dr. Brian Stanley: Oh, let her come. I wouldn't want to stay out here alone. It's too damn creepy.
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The only horror movie that scared me when I was a teen.
20 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

It was the early 70's when I first saw Island of Terror on a Saturday late night horror show called Shock Theatre. I've always been a fan of Peter Cushing and his films so when I read that he was in it that made it a must see. We were hearing more and more about cancer research so this movie had relevence to the times. Growing up as a youngster in a rural area surrounded by livestock, the opening scene with the dead horse spooked me. At the time I first saw the film, the idea of Cancer research going haywire was a possiblilty and having your bones sucked out of your body while you were alive sent chills through my body. As the creatures were shown more and more, took more victims in varying fashions, more and more lights were turned on in my living room where I was watching the movie. The ending put the icing on the cake and I slept with the lights on for about a week. I had seen many horror movies including The Blob, but this was the only one to really get me sacred and keep me scared. I strongly recommend this movie to everyone. It's got suspence, surprises, a bit of humor, some horror, is just an enjoyable movie to watch and is one of my favorites. It's been many years since I've seen the movie so I just ordered a copy to enjoy again and again. Definately a classic for anyone's movie library.

I've noticed some reviews talking about how cheap the special effects were and the weak story/plot line, but these are all comparing the film to the standards of todays filmaking. As a child I didn't notice any of the effects simplistics. I was looking for some entertainment and a good late night scare, and Island of Terror delivered.


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