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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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Dr. Lawrence Phillips (as Peter Forbes Robertson)
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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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The cast list at the start of the film does not match up perfectly with the list at the end. The names of actors Carole Gray and Eddie Byrne appear, respectively, third and fourth at the start, but fourth and third, respectively, at the end. The names of actors Liam Gaffney and Roger Heathcote (as they are correctly spelled at the end) are spelled as Liam Caffney and Roger Heathcott at the start. The name of actress Margaret Lacey (misspelled as Margaret Lacy) only appears in the opening credits - the only name not to appear in the end credits as well. See more »

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[Stanley strays a bit too far from the main group]
Dr. David West: Brian, hold it! Come back to the car. If there is something in there, we better not get too close until we know what we're up against.
Dr. Reginald Landers: What do you think is in there?
Dr. David West: I don't know, but let's not take any unnecessary risks.
Dr. Brian Stanley: No, especially with me!
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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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