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Island of the Dead (2000)

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Stranded on a deserted island, a group of people struggle to survive against a swarm of supernatural flies.



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Cast overview:
Melissa O'Keefe
Tony Matos
Kent McQuaid ...
James Neely
Robbie J (as Mos Def)
Rodger Mackloe
Dwight Truman
Michel Perron ...
Captain Chanon
Daniel Pilon ...
City Mortician
Philip Le Maistre ...
Squeegee Man
Andy Bradshaw ...
Inmate #1 (as Andrew Bradshaw)
Robert Daviau ...
Crewman #1


The people of New York have been burying their unknown dead on Hart Island since 1869. Now real estate tycoon Rupert King wants to build what he calls "Hope City", supposedly to help the poor and homeless of the city "get a leg up", on this same island, with no thought of the current million or so "residents". Accompanied by a New York cop looking for a missing girl's body and some reluctant employees of the Department of Corrections, King makes his way to the island for the ground-breaking ceremony. But when his personal assistant goes missing, and night falls on the island, dark secrets are revealed, not only about the island itself, but King's "noble" plans for it as well. And the island's residents, with their souls in the form of countless and lethal flies, have no intention of being ignored. Written by EllenRipley112

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Never disturb the dead.


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14 November 2000 (USA)  »

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Halottak szigete  »

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One of the Worst Movies Ever
23 October 2002 | by (The Flaming Wreckage) – See all my reviews

Just awful. Horrible. No redeeming qualities in this one, which isn't always bad for a b-flick -- as long as it doesn't take itself seriously. This one does, though, and its all the worse for it.

There is no plot. There are flies killing people on an island off NYC used to bury the unclaimed dead (hence the title). Not giant flies or special flies, just flies. Why are flies killing people? No explanation is even attempted. They just are.

This movie proves once and for all that Malcolm McDowell's career is over. Everyone involved with this piece of trash needs to be spanked by the ghost of Ed Wood.

I have my own theory about why there are so many flies in this movie. Flies love feces.

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