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Horror on Snape Island (1972)

Tower of Evil (original title)
R | | Horror | October 1972 (UK)
A group of experienced archeologists are searching for an old and mystic Phoenician treasure when they are surprised by a series of mysterious murders...

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bryant Haliday ...
Brent
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Mason
Mark Edwards ...
Adam
Jack Watson ...
Hamp
Anna Palk ...
Nora
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Dan
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Bakewell
Anthony Valentine ...
Dr. Simpson
Gary Hamilton ...
Brom
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John Gurney
William Lucas ...
Inspector Hawk
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Gary
Candace Glendenning ...
Penny
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Des
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Mae
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A group of experienced archeologists are searching for an old and mystic Phoenician treasure when they are surprised by a series of mysterious murders... Written by Volker Boehm

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They came, they saw, they died! See more »

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$400,000 (estimated)
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Sidney Hayers turned down the opportunity to direct as he was a close friend of original writer George Baxt. As Baxt's script had been totally rewritten, Hayers felt obliged to rule himself out. See more »

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In the middle between 60s Hammer and 80s splatter
29 September 2002 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

One of the better low budget horror movies I've watched recently. Although the German alternative title "Turm der lebenden Leichen" ("Tower of the Living Dead") promises zombies, there is no-one returning from the dead here. Well, maybe that's better anyway ;-)

The film tells the story of a bunch of hippies (remember, this was made in the early 70s) who spend a night on a lonely island. All of them are killed except for one girl. Logical thinking leads the police to conclude she must be the murderer then, and they lock her up at the lunatic asylum. Relatives and local fishermen, however, believe there must be someone else - or something else - lurking on the island. They are courageous or stupid enough to start exploring the dark caves in the rocks... The whole set looks really cheap, but apart from that I liked the movie. It is exactly in the middle between old-fashioned 60s Hammer horror and 80s splatter movies, which means there are still traces of gothic atmosphere like the lighthouse in the fog, but already a few effective, vicious shock effects, too.


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