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Screamers (1979)

L'isola degli uomini pesce (original title)
Aquatic creatures threaten the existence of a mysterious island.

Director:

Sergio Martino

Writers:

Cesare Frugoni (story), Luciano Martino (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Barbara Bach ... Amanda Marvin
Claudio Cassinelli ... Lt. Claude de Ross
Richard Johnson ... Edmond Rackham
Beryl Cunningham ... Shakira
Joseph Cotten ... Prof. Ernest Marvin
Franco Javarone Franco Javarone ... José (as Franco Iavarone)
Roberto Posse Roberto Posse ... Peter
Giuseppe Castellano ... Skip
Franco Mazzieri Franco Mazzieri ... François (as Francesco Mazzieri)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jim Alquist Jim Alquist ... James (US version) (as James Alquist)
Eunice Bolt Eunice Bolt ... Samantha (US version)
Tom J. Delaney Tom J. Delaney ... Patterson (US version)
Mel Ferrer ... Radcliffe (US version)
Cameron Mitchell ... Decker (US version)
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Storyline

After their prison ship sinks in the Caribbean, a group of prisoners and a doctor wash ashore on a seemingly deserted island. They soon discover a strange couple, who invite them to stay at their house. While the prisoners try to plan an escape, the doctor does some investigating, and soon finds out just what the pair are really doing, and why the prisoners keep disappearing mysteriously. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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They Fight and Live on the Bottom of the Ocean ... See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

26 June 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Island of the Fishmen See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Italy)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Cast members Barbara Bach, Richard Johnson and Claudio Cassinelli all returned to star in this film's director Sergio Martino's Alligator (1979) ("Big Alligator River"). See more »

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The drawing of David Bushnell's 1775 submarine "Turtle" on the wall of the Professor's room is hung upside down. See more »

Alternate Versions

After a poorly-received release in the U.S. as "Something Waits In The Dark", New World Pictures re-released it as "Screamers", with a completely new (and mis-leading) marketing campaign promising "You will actually see someone turned inside out... while he's still alive!", with a newly-filmed trailer featuring just that. Though this scene was not in the actual film, New World were forced to splice the actual footage from the trailer into all existing theatrical prints, after riots occurred by angry drive-in customers who were mis-lead. Since the footage was never inserted into the film's negative print, the video version does not contain this scene. See more »

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Don't Judge A Film By It's Cover
4 August 2005 | by choppynoSee all my reviews

This movie surprised me. The box is misleading, the tagline is misleading and the costumes and tone of the film are misleading. The movie is quite gory, well-acted and beautifully shot. The special-effects are top-notch and seem to be ahead of their time, until you realize this movie came out in 1979, not in 1963 like it's tone would suggest. It is a unique take on the Dr. Moreau story, and one of the better versions filmed. The first fifteen minutes are the highlight and the most shocking, but the film doesn't ever really fall apart. Definitely worth-seeing if you are a fan of dramatic costume/horror classics and gore-fests.


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