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


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‘House of the Dead’ is pretty much the worst thing ever
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  (in credits order)

Malcolm McDowell ... Rupert King

Talisa Soto ... Melissa O'Keefe

Bruce Ramsay ... Tony Matos
Kent McQuaid ... James Neely

Yasiin Bey ... Robbie J (as Mos Def)

Paul Hopkins ... Rodger Mackloe

Tyrone Benskin ... Dwight Truman
Michel Perron ... Captain Chanon
Daniel Pilon ... Mayor

Steffen Wink ... Reporter

Mike Tsar ... Guard

Richard Jutras ... City Mortician
Philip Le Maistre ... Squeegee Man
Andy Bradshaw ... Inmate #1 (as Andrew Bradshaw)
Robert Daviau ... Crewman #1

Directed by
Tim Southam 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Peter Koper  story and screenplay
Tim Southam  screenplay

Produced by
Shauna Shapiro Jackson .... executive producer
Christine Kavanagh .... producer
Peter Koper .... executive producer
Luciano Lisi .... producer
Bruce Weiss .... executive producer
Original Music by
Gaëtan Gravel 
Serge LaForest 
Cinematography by
Daniel Jobin 
Film Editing by
Heidi Haines 
Casting by
Vera Miller 
Nadia Rona 
Production Design by
Mario Hervieux 
Art Direction by
Jean-Pierre Lavoie 
Set Decoration by
Charles-David Deschenes (uncredited)
Makeup Department
Josée Doucet .... assistant makeup artist
André Duval .... key hair stylist
Raymonde Laliberté .... assistant hair stylist
Nicole Lapierre .... key makeup artist
Eric Thivierge .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Réjean Bouchard .... unit manager
Edmond Delorimier .... assistant unit manager
Kris Michaels .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stephen Byl .... third assistant director
Jocelyn Parenteau .... first assistant director
Théo Thivierge .... second assistant director
Art Department
Lyonnel Auffret .... scenic painter
Pierre Bolduc .... swing gang
Jocelyn Clouatre .... swing gang
Antoine Connoly .... scenic painter
Guillaume Couture .... set designer
Johanne Cullen .... storyboard artist
Charles Dugas .... assistant property master
Réginald Fortin .... scenic painter
Gilles L'Heureux .... swing gang
Veronique Pagnoux .... scenic painter
Philippe Perrier .... swing gang
Dominique Pottier .... scenic painter
André Ratelle .... props
Sound Department
Yvon Benoît .... sound recordist
Michel B. Bordeleau .... supervising sound editor
Yann Cleary .... boom operator
Dominique Delguste .... re-recording mixer
Daniel Lagacé .... assistant sound editor
Sid Lieberman .... foley artist
Peter Lopata .... sound effects editor
Peter Lopata .... supervising sound editor
David Schatanoff Jr. .... additional adr assistant
Hayden Whiting .... assistant adr editor
Special Effects by
Ryal Cosgrove .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Louis Morin .... visual effects producer
Robin Tremblay .... CG supervisor
Alain Bérard .... stunts
Jason Cavalier .... stunts
Mike Chute .... stunt coordinator
Jean Frenette .... stunt coordinator
François Gauthier .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Babin .... electrician
Jocelyne Beaulac .... best boy grip
Patrice Dagenais .... key grip
Janel Furoy .... camera trainee
Terry Lacombe .... grip (as Thierry Lacombe)
Judith Lagacé .... first assistant camera
Nicole Rivelli .... still photographer
Conrad Roy .... electrician
Daniel Schwartzberg .... best boy electric
Geoffroy St-Hilaire .... second assistant camera
Casting Department
Linda Rona .... extras casting
Cindy Roth .... casting associate: Canada
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Francesca Chamberland .... costumer
Madeleine Tremblay .... wardrobe
Location Management
Ken Korrall .... location scout
Transportation Department
Michel Boulanger .... driver
Owen Coughlan .... driver
Pierre Leveille .... driver
Manoel Freitas Matias .... driver
Ted Wilson .... driver (as Teddy Wilson)
Other crew
Wyatt Ben Bernstein .... production assistant
Sophie Boyer .... script supervisor
Saundra Diardichuk .... production coordinator
Andrée Fafard .... stand-in: Talisa Soto
Natasha M. Leroux .... making-of
Deborah Mermelstein .... completion bond
Charlie Radford .... stand-in: Malcolm McDowell
Tim Riley .... production accountant

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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Dead in the water, 28 April 2005
Author: sol1218 from brooklyn NY

**SPOILERS** Sargeant Melissa O'Keefe,Talisa Soto,of the NYPD Missing Person Bureau sets out for Hart Island with a burial unit of convicts to find and identify a young girl. The girl is believed to have be buried on the island's Potters Field and Melissa, who was abundant as an infant herself, has this strong identification with missing persons. Melissa wants at least to have them identified, when found, so that she can put their friends and relatives to rest by not wondering if their alive or dead.

At the island there's a ground-breaking ceremony for a low-rent housing project, Hope City, with the city's mayor and multi-billionaire real estate tycoon Rupert King, Malclom McDowell. The hosing development is being built to keep the riff-raft off the city streets and hide them away there from the public for strictly "humanitariam" purposes. The fact is that King has other purposes for bringing the city's unwanted there and it's for him getting rich by using them as experiments for the pharmaceutical companies that he owns.

You have to have a real strong stomach to sit through this film with people getting attacked by these super flies who not only infect them with their eggs but who cause their victims to burst open and decompose within minutes. The grossed out scenes in the film have countless maggots crawling out of the infected peoples corpses. The mad and arrogant King had been planing to do this for years by using Hart Island as a laboratory and the use poor and unwanted as guinea pigs. Now with him in trouble financially, he had six major failures in a row, this project The Hope City Devlopment will put him back on top but the over one million bodies buried in Potters Field have other ideas for King and their not very pleasant. It's too bad that almost everyone on Hart Island gets eaten from the inside out by the fly hatching maggots with the person that they were really after Rupert King getting his at the very end.

Even though the movie was anything but rational and coherent,especially after some thirty minutes into it, it did for a time hold your interests. The cast also did a much better job then the flimsy material that they were saddled with. There was also the very effective and eerie atmospherics of the spooky Hart Island and Potters field that at times made your flesh crawl. But the plot fell apart with the flies becoming more and more unbelievable as they just seemed to come and go, as if they were out to lunch. Making it possible for those on the island to predict just when it was safe to go outside and eventually escape by boat.One of the most ridicules scenes I've ever seen in a movie is when King is attacked by millions of killer flies and to keep them away from him he blasts away at them with his handgun.

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