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Terror in the Tropics (2006)

Not Rated  |  Video  |   |  Adventure, Horror  |  31 January 2006 (USA)
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Terror in the Tropics is a loving tribute to Poverty Row studios of the 1930s and 1940s and stars Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff and Lon Chaney, Jr.. Feisty reporter Roz Darrow and photographer... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vitus Tesla (archive footage)
Mr. Wong (archive footage)
Lyle Talbot (archive footage)
Armand Tesla
Rosalind Darrow
Jeffrey Barker ...
Count Vega
Kimberly Hannold ...
Mary Ankers
Grant Gardner
Detective Mike Flanigan
Leo Dymowski ...
Ace Zucco
Marian L. Clatterbaugh ...
Edna Oliver
Dave Ellis ...
George Carradine
Rachel Hannah Ellis ...
Angelina Weston
Molly Franz ...
Lucy Weston
Polly Lynn ...
Madame Ouspenskaya


Terror in the Tropics is a loving tribute to Poverty Row studios of the 1930s and 1940s and stars Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff and Lon Chaney, Jr.. Feisty reporter Roz Darrow and photographer Ace Zucco travel aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise with the lovely Mary Ankers, who has been left an inheritance by a mysterious benefactor. The reading of the will takes place on the mysterious Fog Island. As their ocean journey progresses, they encounter a half-drowned sailor who tells a strange tale of Skull Island! Written by Melissa Miller

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Poverty Row returns to the Silver Screen


Adventure | Horror


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31 January 2006 (USA)  »

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Modern attempt at Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid is an okay knowing comedy but where Plaid was mostly old footage, this is mostly new
5 February 2006 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

I had a bit of hope for this hour long film made up of footage from old Poverty Row movies. Certainly it had the possibility to seem like more than a home video mass marketed to the world. Unfortunately while funny this movie still feels like a home movie, but with stock footage spliced in.

The plot concerns the planned reading of a will on a liner at midnight somewhere in the tropics. The ship sinks and well...thats the movie.

The film promises Karloff, Lugosi, Chaney and others being lifted from old movies to interact with new footage. We get that alright, but mostly we get lots of new video footage made to look like scratchy black and white film, in which new actors prance about. Old footage is inter-cut mostly to set the scene, but very little of the old and new actually matches so its clearly just a put on. Its not very convincing and is very disappointing for someone like me was looking for a better constructed film.

Still if you know and love the old Poverty Row films, (its very spoofy) this might be worth a viewing. I would warn against buying this but it can be had for about five bucks, the price of a rental) so the choice is yours (Though if you can get away with not paying for it do so).


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