While mainland Britain shivers in deepest winter, the northern island of Fara bakes in the nineties. The boys at the Met station have no more idea what is going on than the regulars at the ... See full summary »
A Victorian-age scientist returns to London with his paleontological bag-of-bones discovery from Papua New Guinea. Unfortunately, when exposed to water, flesh returns to the bones ... See full summary »
England, 1795: the young Catherine has just married Charles Fengriffen and moves into his castle. She becomes the victim of an old curse that lays on the family. On her wedding night she is raped by a ghost and gets pregnant.
In 18th-century England, the Royal Crown sends Royal Navy Captain Collier and his crew to investigate reports of illegal smuggling and bootlegging in a coastal town where locals believe in Marsh Phantoms.
Peter Graham Scott
Christopher Lee stars in the Amicus production of "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde" where the names have been changed to Dr. Marlowe and Mr. Blake. Lee as Dr. Marlowe experiments with intravenous ... See full summary »
Baron Frankenstein is once again working with illegal medical experiments. Together with a young doctor, Karl and his fiancée Anna, they kidnap the mentally sick Dr. Brandt, to perform the ... See full summary »
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 »
[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!
See more »
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.
27 of 31 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?