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Horror on Snape Island (1972)

Tower of Evil (original title)
R | | Horror, Mystery | 26 May 1972 (USA)
A group of experienced archeologists are searching for an old and mystic Phoenician treasure when they are surprised by a series of mysterious murders...

Director:

Jim O'Connolly

Writers:

George Baxt (original story), Jim O'Connolly
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bryant Haliday ... Brent
Jill Haworth ... Mason
Mark Edwards ... Adam
Jack Watson ... Hamp
Anna Palk ... Nora
Derek Fowlds ... Dan
Dennis Price ... Bakewell
Anthony Valentine ... Dr. Simpson
Gary Hamilton Gary Hamilton ... Brom
George Coulouris ... John Gurney
William Lucas ... Inspector Hawk
John Hamill ... Gary
Candace Glendenning ... Penny
Robin Askwith ... Des
Seretta Wilson ... Mae
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Storyline

A group of experienced archeologists are searching for an old and mystic Phoenician treasure when they are surprised by a series of mysterious murders... Written by Volker Boehm

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A Night of Pleasure Becomes a Night of Terror See more »

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 May 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beyond the Fog See more »

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Budget:

$400,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Grenadier Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Despite being on screen for only ten minutes, Candace Glendenning's image was heavily used in much of the productions promotional and marketing material. Most notably the posters and VHS covers. See more »

Alternate Versions

The original UK cinema version was cut by the BBFC to heavily edit shots of stabbings, a lovemaking scene, and scenes of a man on fire. Later versions were uncut, though the 2005 DVD featured a re-edited print which had no censor cuts but gained/lost extra scenes through print damage and some restoration. See more »

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Referenced in Inside the Tower (2015) See more »

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Maniacal slaughter...and hunting for treasure!
28 July 2004 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

Take my word on this…Tower of Evil is a MUST SEE if you're an admirer of raw, vicious and undiscovered horror. This film is so much fun I can't believe I just found out about it now! It's cheap and nasty, but very imaginative and spirited! Tower of Evil is appropriately set on a deserted island, carrying many secrets. After discovering the mutilated corpses of 3 teenagers and one severely traumatized survivor, an expedition team is sent to the island. An older sailor and a young handsome stud, both obviously keeping a few secrets hidden, guide the team. But the members of the expedition are more dealing with sexual intrigues and relational problems anyway. They encounter a savage caveman, severely decomposed human leftovers and authentic hidden treasures! Yay!! Horror with a twitch of adventure! The plot of `Tower of Evil' isn't exactly solid or logical, but director O'Connolly manages to create suspense nonetheless. Due to the isolated and raw location of the Snape Island, you feel trapped there along with the main characters. For the fans of typical 70's horror, there are several gruesome moments to enjoy as well as some ultra-sexy sleaziness. For example, one of the main actresses constantly wears a bikini-top, which ranks as one of the hottest ones since Raquel Welsh's in `One Billion Years B.C.'. `Tower of Evil' is a true gem of the ignored horror vaults and real fans can't afford to miss it!


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