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Screamers (1979)
"L'isola degli uomini pesce" (original title)

 -  Action | Horror  -  June 1981 (USA)
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Storyline

After their prison ship sinks in the Caribbean, a group of prisoners and a doctor wash ashore on a seemingly deserted island. They soon discover a strange couple, who invite them to stay at their house. While the prisoners try to plan an escape, the doctor does some investigating, and soon finds out just what the pair are really doing, and why the prisoners keep disappearing mysteriously. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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They're men turned inside out! And worse... they're still alive! See more »

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Action | Horror

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June 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Island of the Fishmen  »

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Future director, then head of publicity and marketing Jim Wynorski is the one who came up with the title change and tagline, and did additional filming, in order for this to be known as Screamers in the United States. See more »

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Referenced in Shivers (1995) See more »

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missing footage?
23 May 2009 | by (Hollywood, CA) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie on television as SCREAMERS and loved it. I heard an interesting story about this film. When Roger Corman released it to drive-ins in the summer of 1981, his trailer department sent out an advance trailer which was not actually footage from the film. It was allegedly footage of a naked woman being chased around a laboratory set by a monster. During the film's opening at drive-in's, irate customers complained the did not see the movie they paid to see. Theater owners called Corman and said their customers felt ripped off. So Corman had to run off copies of the footage, and send the positive film to theater owners to splice into the film themselves. Since the footage was never part of the film negative, it has not appeared in any video, DVD or television broadcast. Has anyone ever seen this footage? Anyone who saw this film at a drive-in in the summer of 1981 remember this?


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