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Release Date:
11 June 1982 (USA) See more »
It's loose... It's angry... And it's getting hungry! See more »
Woman is raped at cocktail party. Years later, her son grows up to be a big hairy murderous monster... See more » | Full synopsis »
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a killer on an island; dark scenes at night; not bad, but definitely derivative See more (50 total) »


  (in credits order)
Janet Julian ... Sandy Ralston
David Wallace ... Eric Simmons

John Wildman ... Nick Simmons
Janit Baldwin ... Carla Simmons
Joy Boushel ... Donna Blake
Layne Coleman ... Bert Defoe (as Lane Coleman)
Shay Garner ... Ida Parsons
Page Fletcher ... Tom Rice
John McFadyen ... Ed Parsons
Garry Robbins ... Ida's Son
Mary Sullivan ... Teenage Ida

Directed by
Paul Lynch 
Writing credits
William Gray (screenplay)

Produced by
Anthony Kramreither .... producer
Michael Stevenson .... executive producer (as Michael M. Stevenson)
Original Music by
John Mills-Cockell  (as John Mills Cockell)
Cinematography by
Brian R.R. Hebb 
Film Editing by
Nick Rotundo 
Casting by
Lucinda Sill 
Art Direction by
Barbara Dunphy 
Carol Spier 
Makeup Department
Thomas Booth .... hair stylist (as Tom Booth)
Brenda Kirk .... special makeup effects artist
Karl Klinck .... assistant hair stylist
Lee Lanham .... assistant makeup artist
Louise Mignault .... makeup artist
Maureen Sweeney .... special makeup effects artist: humongous head (as Maureen Sweeney Donati)
Production Management
Nicholas J. Gray .... production manager (as Nick J. Gray)
Gwen Iveson .... supervising production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David McLeod .... second assistant director (as David MacLeod)
Bruce Moriarty .... second assistant director (as Bruce Moriarty)
Ray Sager .... assistant director
Art Department
John Board .... property master
Daniel R. Bradette .... assistant art director (as Daniel Bradette)
Inger Ellersen .... assistant set dresser
Christine MacLean .... set dresser (as Chris MacLean)
Tom Reid .... assistant props
Jim Taylor .... carpenter
Hugh Walker .... head carpenter
Robert White .... carpenter
William J. White .... construction coordinator
Lucinda Zak .... scenic artist (as Lucinda Zac)
Franc Reyes .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Elius Caruso .... sound re-recording mixer
Jack Heeren .... post sync dialogue
Gerry King .... sound recordist (as Gerald King)
Carol McBride .... boom operator
Peter McBurnie .... post sync effects
Marta Nielsen .... assistant sound editor
Nick Rotundo .... sound editor
Peter Thillaye .... sound editor
Tony van den Akker .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Martin Malivoire .... special effects
Gordon J. Smith .... special effects (as Gordon Smith)
Danielle Fleury .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Neil Trifunovich .... special effects foreman (uncredited)
Sandy Webb .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Andrew Binnington .... second assistant camera (as Andy Binnington)
Daniel Hainey .... electrician (as Dan Hainey)
Bill Heintz .... key grip
John Herzog .... lighting director
Ron Hewitt .... clapper loader
Hugh McLean .... electrician
David Pamplin .... first grip
John Phillips .... still photographer
John Phillips .... title photographer
Joe Sutherland .... best boy
David Towers .... first assistant camera
Reynald Trudel .... second grip (as Reynald Trudell)
John Wilson .... generator operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anne Armit .... wardrobe assistant (as Ann Armit)
Barbara Blake .... wardrobe assistant
Granada Venné .... wardrobe mistress (as Granada Venne)
Music Department
Bob Federer .... music engineer
Transportation Department
Rick Parker .... transportation captain
Richard Quinlan .... driver (as Rick Quinlan)
Chris Terry .... driver
Other crew
Tannis C. Baker .... continuity (as Tannis Baker)
Roman Buchok .... production assistant
Dennis Chapman .... production assistant
Marc Conway .... animal trainer
Edwina Follows .... trainee
Angela Gruenthal .... production coordinator
Robert Hannah .... permit coordinator (as R.L. 'Bobby' Hannah)
Travor Haws .... assistant to producer (as Trevor Haws)
Paul Lynch .... title designer
Michael MacDonald .... unit location manager
Marr Morgan .... production accountant
Mary Sullivan .... trainee

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Also Known As:
"Dog Island" - Belgium (English title) (video title)
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94 min | USA:97 min
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Writer William Gray got the idea for having Joy Boushel put the blueberries in her blouse from his girlfriend.See more »
Factual errors: When the dog pen is shown with the skeletons of the dogs, while one skull does belong to a dog, the close up shows a skull of an herbivore like a deer.See more »
Nick Simmons:You just blew it Donna! This was your last chance at this bed; an historic occasion.
Donna Blake:Yeah right, Nick. Everything with you is an historic occasion.
Nick Simmons:Well, maybe you'd have come. That would have been an historic occasion.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Dead Teenager Movie (2006) (V)See more »
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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
a killer on an island; dark scenes at night; not bad, but definitely derivative, 26 February 2005
Author: FieCrier from Upstate New York

In 1946, a woman is raped during a party on her father's island. Her dogs come to the rescue, viciously attacking her attacker.

More than thirty years later, two brothers, their sister, and their two girlfriends go out on their large boat on a large lake. One of the brothers is a rather disturbed individual, who fires a gun he has nearly pointed at his brother at point-blank range, among other things. They have some trouble navigating the boat at night, and come across someone stranded in his boat. They bring him aboard, and he's grateful. He tells them about the island they are near, where a crazy old lady lives with lots of dogs.

The psycho brother decides he wants to try driving the boat at night, though they had anchored already. He grabs his gun when they try to stop him. The boat runs aground and blows up, landing everyone on the island.

Though they had heard dogs barking, the only dogs them come across are skeletons. There's no sign of the old lady, and someone starts killing them off. It's no secret that the killer is the old lady's son, the son of the rapist, presumably. Though we never get a good look at him, a diary they find indicates he has acromegaly. Having that doesn't make a person a monster (André the Giant and Rondo Hatton, among others, had that condition). Evidently he is brain-damaged as well, or severely screwed up because of the way his mother raised him.

The movie is pretty derivative. I've seen quite a few movies where at some point a young woman pretends to be a killer's mother to try to save herself, for example. At a couple points, the good brother, his girlfriend, and his sister reminded me of Fred, Daphne, and Velma, respectively, from Scooby-Doo.

Many of the scenes take place at nighttime, and on the videotape, yes the picture is often almost completely or completely black. Evidently this was not true when the film had been projected, so it is probably a matter of a bad transfer.

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