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The waters surrounding an island become contaminated by chemical dumping, and people who eat fish caught in those waters become deformed and violent.

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The waters surrounding an island become contaminated by chemical dumping, and people who eat fish caught in those waters become deformed and violent.

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An ecological nightmare gone berserk! See more »


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January 1976 (USA)  »

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Island of the Ghouls  »

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Based on a BBC TV series in production, it uses four of the regulars from the show but largely sidelines them in featured roles, having a new character played by Ian Bannen as the lead alongside Judy Geeson's local schoolteacher, who aids him on Balfe. See more »

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Followed by Doomwatch: Winter Angel (1999) See more »

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Environmental Monster Movie
2 October 2004 | by (Portland Oregon) – See all my reviews

This one feels a lot like the beginning of Wickerman, with out all the singing.

An investigator from Doomwatch, goes to an island to investigate strange occurrences and come up against a wall of close mouthed villagers. He picks up hints that all is not well.

Monsters. Monsters!

Now this movie was made in 1972, and follows a British TV show of the same. (Which of course desperately needs a US DVD release.) Oddly, the Environmental cause for some of the things, is Genetically Engineered Food. A current Hot Potato Political Topic that has Industry Giants spending Millions of Dollars to quash any Ballot Initiatives for Food Labeling. On the other side, Nuclear Waste is briefly used as a red herring, but Nobody, and I mean Nobody, seems worried about Nuclear Waste.

A Cool and Fun movie, just slightly on the weak side.


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