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Writers:
Stephen Lord (screenplay)
Charles Berlitz (book)
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Release Date:
10 February 1978 (Italy) See more »
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Explore one of the greatest mysteries of all time! See more »
Plot:
The passengers and crew of a boat on a summer cruise in the Caribbean stray near the famed Bermuda Triangle, and mysterious things start happening. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

John Huston ... Edward
Andrés García ... Alan
Hugo Stiglitz ... Capt. Mark Briggs (as Hugo Stiglietz)
Gloria Guida ... Michelle

Marina Vlady ... Kim

Claudine Auger ... Sybil
René Cardona III ... Dave (as Al Coster)
Carlos East ... Peter
Gretha ... Diana
Catherine Piaget
Mario Arévalo ... Tony, crew member
Jorge Zamora ... Simon, the cook
Adalberto Arvizu ... Pilot (as Alberto Arvizu)
Miguel Ángel Fuentes ... Gordon
Andrés García Jr. ... Billy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Mike Moroff ... Mickey
Steve Uzzell ... Col. Cox

Directed by
René Cardona Jr. 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Charles Berlitz  book
René Cardona Jr.  screenplay
Stephen Lord  screenplay
Carlos Valdemar  screenplay

Produced by
René Cardona Jr. .... executive producer
Angelo Giacomo .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Stelvio Cipriani 
 
Cinematography by
León Sánchez 
 
Film Editing by
Alfredo Rosas Priego 
 
Production Management
Roberto Lozoya .... production manager
 
Art Department
Jorge Sainz .... sketch artist
 
Special Effects by
Federico Farfán .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ramón Bravo .... submarine photographer
 
Music Department
Luca di Silverio .... soundtrack album producer
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Devil's Triangle of Bermuda" - USA (video title)
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Runtime:
USA:112 min
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Trivia:
Several times, particularly during the first half of the movie, some of the "electronic tonalities" from "Forbidden Planet" (1956) are used as part of the musical score.See more »
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Factual errors: The U.S. Navy officers seen onscreen are wearing uniforms are very obviously not U.S. Navy uniforms.See more »

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Creepy Cardona Mystery, 21 June 2010
Author: Chris. from Australia

Rene Cardona, Jnr was arguably the most recognisable Latin exploitation film maker in the late seventies through mid eighties, and his brand was easily identifiable through his use of fading American character actors and gory special effects. Disappointingly, that brand is conspicuously absent here, with John Huston in a relatively brief supporting role, the only 'marquee' import, and little to none of the gory special effects usually synonymous with a Cardona picture.

The plot concerns the usual spate of mysterious disappearances converging on the Bermuda Triangle, while research vessel inadvertently sails into a maelstrom of intrigue and bizarre occult activity that seems to centre on a creepy-looking doll that is found floating in the ocean. It soon possesses the youngest child and in turn manages to wreak havoc amongst the rest of the crew, until, mysteriously, just a handful of weary survivors remain.

Perennial Cardona leading-men Stiglitz and Garcia make an amiable cinema coupling, and they continue their reliable presence here, with the once-sultry Marina Vlady and former bombshell Claudine Auger largely wasted in shallow supporting roles. Miguel Fuentes as a chiselled, Neanderthal looking mechanic is unintentionally hilarious at times, as he randomly emerges from the small engine room door to taunt the spooked passengers with doomsday prophecies, before returning to the ship's bowels to inhale more petrol fumes and envisage even more facile tales of terror for his next appearance.

While not totally inept - some unsettling suspense, good sets, colour and sound in particular - the special effects are profoundly amateurish and the dialogue is at times, painfully puerile. The possessed doll on which the story centres however does convey a certain Argento 'esque feel which is plainly scary (watch for those unnerving close-ups of the doll's face - creepy). Not your typical Cardona-style picture, and probably more accessible as a result. Average, but worth a look.

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