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Island of Terror (1966)

Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 1 February 1967 (USA)
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An isolated remote island community is threatened by an attack by tentacled silicates which liquefy and digest bone and tissue.

Director:

Terence Fisher

Writers:

Edward Mann (original story) (as Edward Andrew Mann), Al Ramsen (original story) (as Allan Ramsen) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Cushing ... Dr. Brian Stanley
Edward Judd ... Dr. David West
Carole Gray ... Toni Merrill
Eddie Byrne ... Dr. Reginald Landers
Sam Kydd ... Constable John Harris
Niall MacGinnis ... Mr. Roger Campbell
James Caffrey ... Peter Argyle
Liam Gaffney Liam Gaffney ... Ian Bellows
Roger Heathcott Roger Heathcott ... Dunley
Keith Bell ... Halsey
Margaret Lacey Margaret Lacey ... Old Woman (as Margaret Lacy)
Shay Gorman Shay Gorman ... Morton
Peter Forbes-Robertson Peter Forbes-Robertson ... Dr. Lawrence Phillips (as Peter Forbes Robertson)
Richard Bidlake Richard Bidlake ... Carson
Joyce Hemson Joyce Hemson ... Mrs. Bellows
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Storyline

A small, isolated island community's terrorised from a horde of creeping, blobbish, tentacled monsters which liquefy and digest the bones from living creatures. The community struggles to fight back, against these horrors. Written by Michael "Rabbit" Hutchison <rabhutch@spacestar.net>

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Taglines:

They lived by eating human bones... and threatened to consume the world! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Night of the Silicates See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

In the French version (post-synchronized) Edward Judd is dubbed by Jean-Claude Michel / Visa d'exploitation en France : #38125 See more »

Goofs

Dr. Stanley shows Dr. West a drawing of what he says is a protein structure, then says, "It's not adenosine triphosphate." Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is a nucleotide, not a protein. See more »

Quotes

[Stanley strays a bit too far from the main group]
Dr. David West: Brian, hold it! Come back to the car. If there is something in there, we better not get too close until we know what we're up against.
Dr. Reginald Landers: What do you think is in there?
Dr. David West: I don't know, but let's not take any unnecessary risks.
Dr. Brian Stanley: No, especially with me!
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Alternate Versions

The UK cinema version was cut by a few seconds by the BBFC to remove a brief shot of blood-spurts after a hand is chopped off with an axe. The early UK and French DVDs retain this version though the German CCI DVD issue has the scene intact. The 2014 UK Odeon DVD release is fully uncut. See more »

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I enjoyed this movie when I was a kid
30 January 2001 | by Gregg FurySee all my reviews

I remember watching this movie numerous times as a child(I'm 37 years old and I believe I was around 8 or so when I first saw this movie). I've read all the IMDb reviews of the cheesy special effects but I didn't really notice these faults when I was a youngster. I haven't seen this movie for many years but can remember really enjoying this Peter Cushing movie and seriously being scared of those weird creatures. I'm sure as an adult the faults would be glaring but kids(at least back in the early 70's) didn't seem to care or notice if the effects were flawed. Hopefully I can find this movie on rental or on TV so I can get a refreshed look at this movie.


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