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Doomwatch (1972)

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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One of 13 titles included in Avco Embassy's Nightmare Theater package syndicated for television in 1975, and the sole British one. See more »

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Good Not Great
22 March 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An outsider visits a remote isolated village that has seemingly shunned the modern life. Doctor Del Shaw, an investigator from the British ecological watchdog group nicknamed Doomwatch, is sent to the island of Balfe, to file a report on the effects of a recent oil tanker spill.

First of all, I am not familiar with the show on which this is based. So I can't speak to how accurately they stuck to those themes and whatnot. But I suspect that there is not really a need to do that.

Overall, it is a good science fiction or horror story, but not a great one. There are not many memorable scenes, and this just is not going to be on anyone's must-see list. Clearly it would make a good double feature with "The Wicker Man", but that is the best thing I can think to use it for.


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