IMDb > Isle of the Snake People (1971)
La muerte viviente
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Isle of the Snake People (1971) More at IMDbPro »La muerte viviente (original title)

Photos (See all 15 | slideshow)

Overview

User Rating:
2.8/10   572 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 12% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Writers:
Contact:
View company contact information for Isle of the Snake People on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
March 1971 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Evil scientist runs a veritable army of LSD crazed zombies. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
NewsDesk:
(2 articles)
Not Available on DVD – Curse Of The Crimson Cult
 (From WeAreMovieGeeks.com. 21 September 2011, 5:46 AM, PDT)

Weekly DVD & Blu-Ray Chopping List 10/20/2009
 (From Fangoria. 17 October 2009, 10:03 PM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Not the turkey it's made out to be. Boris Karloff, Jack Hill, zombies, voodoo snake cults, what's not to like? See more (28 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Boris Karloff ... Carl van Molder / Damballah

Julissa ... Anabella Vandenberg
Carlos East ... Lt. Andrew Wilhelm (as Charles East)
Rafael Bertrand ... Capt. Pierre Labesch (as Ralph Bertrand)
Yolanda Montes ... Kalea (as Tongolele)
Quintín Bulnes ... Klinsor (as Quintin Bulnes)
Santanón ... Dwarf (as Santanon)
Martinique
Julia Marichal ... Mary Ann Vandenberg (as July Marichael)
Yol Duhalt
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Quintin Miller ... Gomez (uncredited)

Directed by
Juan Ibáñez  (as Jhon Ibanez)
Jack Hill (US scenes)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jack Hill  screenplay
Juan Ibáñez 
Luis Enrique Vergara 

Produced by
Juan Ibáñez .... producer
Luis Enrique Vergara .... producer (as Henry Verg)
 
Original Music by
Alicia Urreta  (as Alice Uretta)
 
Cinematography by
Raúl Domínguez 
Austin McKinney (director of photography)
 
Art Direction by
Ray Markham 
 
Makeup Department
Louis Lane .... makeup artist
Jean Udko .... hair stylist: Julissa
 
Production Management
José Luis Cerrada .... production manager (as J.L. Cerad)
Richard Compton .... production supervisor (as Dick Compton)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
José Luis G. de León .... assistant director (as Louis G. Leon)
Henry von Seyfried .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Heinrich Henkel .... sound supervisor
 
Special Effects by
Ross Hahn .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mindaugus Bagdon .... assistant camera (as Bagdon Mindaugus)
Ciro .... still photographer
Frank Ruttencutter .... camera operator
Jim Enochs .... key grip (uncredited)
Larry Lapointe .... grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Richard Bruno .... wardrobe (as Richard S. Bruno)
 
Editorial Department
J. Gamma .... assistant film editor
Lily Lupers .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
Enrico C. Cabiati .... musical director (as Henry Caviatti)
 
Other crew
John Buono .... script clerk
Richard H. Dunlai .... production coordinator
Mike Garzon .... prompter
Raul G. Manjarrez .... actor agent (as Raoul G.M.)
Jerry Petty .... stand-in: Boris Karloff
Stim Segar .... dialogue director
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La muerte viviente" - Mexico (original title)
See more »
Runtime:
90 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
This film was shown in the USA in Spanish language theaters before being dubbed in English and sold to television.See more »
Quotes:
Anabella Vandenberg:Modern science has shown that alcohol is responsible for ninety-nine point two percent of all the world's sins.See more »
Movie Connections:

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
22 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Not the turkey it's made out to be. Boris Karloff, Jack Hill, zombies, voodoo snake cults, what's not to like?, 14 June 2004
Author: Infofreak from Perth, Australia

In 1968 horror legend Boris Karloff was filmed and the footage was incorporated into four Mexican horror movies released in the early 1970s after his death. Now these movies are regarded by most horror buffs as being absolute turkeys, but if 'Snake People' (the only one of the four I've seen to date) is anything to go by I must disagree. Karloff looks old and ill but his handful of scenes are still worth a look. The rest of the movie is a bit illogical, but unlike the naysayers I didn't find it to be boring. Voodoo snake cults, come on, how is that boring? The most interesting thing about 'Snake People' is that it was partly directed by cult film legend Jack Hill ('Spider Baby', 'The Big Doll House', 'Coffy', 'Switchblade Sisters'). Quentin Tarantino is a massive Hill fan and calls him "the Howard Hawks of exploitation". I believe Hill shot all the Karloff scenes in California and this was mixed with Mexican footage directed by Juan Ibanez, but apart from that I have no idea whether the movies were already scripted before filming, or improvised later Roger Corman style. Anyway, the story concerns a young woman (Julissa) who visits her aged Uncle (Karloff) on a small Caribbean island. Unbeknown to her it is the home of a voodoo cult which eventually kidnaps her. But hey, the plot doesn't really matter, there are lots of zombies and snakes and a creepy dwarf in a top hat and Boris freakin' Karloff dude! To be completely honest 'Snake People' wouldn't even crack a place in my horror top 100, but you know what? I enjoyed it. Enough to watch it twice. And if I was faced with the choice of watching it a third time or sitting through the likes of 'Cabin Fever' or 'House Of 1000 Corpses' again then it's me and Boris and the snake worshippers baby!

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (28 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Isle of the Snake People (1971)

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest King Kong The Wicker Man Apocalypse Now Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Horror section IMDb Mexico section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.