4.1/10
403
24 user 27 critic

Attack of the Beast Creatures (1985)

Survivors of a shipwreck wash up on an island, and run into small vicious creatures.

Director:

Michael Stanley
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

After a computer glitch accidentally releases a homicidal maniac, his doctor and some hospital staff track a trail of bodies to the sorority house where the killer committed his earlier crimes.

Director: Simon Nuchtern
Stars: Belinda Montgomery, Viveca Lindfors, Solly Marx
Curtains (1983)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Six young actresses auditioning for a movie role at a remote mansion are targeted by a mysterious masked murderer.

Director: Richard Ciupka
Stars: John Vernon, Samantha Eggar, Linda Thorson
Horror | Thriller | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Somewhere in south west Texas, where a christian cult is said to have resided in the past, a deputy sheriff investigates a number of suspicious deaths.

Director: Frank Q. Dobbs
Stars: Joshua Bryant, Irene Kelly, David S. Cass Sr.
Fatal Games (1984)
Horror | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A mad javelin thrower kills teenagers in the school. All promising athletes are executed in the most brutal way. Especially naked girls in dressing-rooms or saunas.

Director: Michael Elliot
Stars: Sally Kirkland, Lynn Banashek, Sean Masterson
Evilspeak (1981)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

An outcast military cadet taps into a way to summon demons and cast spells on his tormentors through his computer.

Director: Eric Weston
Stars: Clint Howard, R.G. Armstrong, Joe Cortese
The New Kids (1985)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A brother and sister arrive in a small town to help their relatives run an amusement park, and they find the town is terrorized by a local street gang.

Director: Sean S. Cunningham
Stars: Shannon Presby, Lori Loughlin, James Spader
Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A gang of young people call themselves the Living Dead. They terrorize the population from their small town. After an agreement with the devil, if they kill themselves firmly believing in ... See full summary »

Director: Don Sharp
Stars: Nicky Henson, Mary Larkin, Ann Michelle
Blood Beat (Video 1983)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A woman who lives in deer-hunting country in rural Wisconsin is possessed by the spirit of a Japanese samurai warrior.

Director: Fabrice A. Zaphiratos
Stars: Helen Benton, Terry Brown, Dana Day
The Slayer (1982)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Two couples become stranded on a rugged isle, and are haunted by a supernatural beast, drawn to the wife of one of the couples, who dreams of its killings.

Director: J.S. Cardone
Stars: Sarah Kendall, Frederick Flynn, Carol Kottenbrook
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Robert Nolfi Robert Nolfi ... John Trieste
Julia Rust Julia Rust ... Cathy
Robert Lengyel Robert Lengyel ... Case Quinn
Lisa Pak Lisa Pak ... Diane
Frank Murgalo ... Philip
John Vichiola John Vichiola ... Mr. Morgan
Kay Bailey Kay Bailey ... Mrs. Gordon
Frans Kal Frans Kal ... Pat
Robert T. Firgelewski Robert T. Firgelewski ... Mr. Bruin (as Robert Firgelewski)
Ronald Haupler Sr. Ronald Haupler Sr. ... First Sailor
Robert A. Hutton Robert A. Hutton ... Second Sailor
Joanne Stanley Joanne Stanley ... Drowning Woman
Edit

Storyline

Survivors of a shipwreck wash up on an island, and run into small vicious creatures.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Who Will Survive The Terror? See more »

Genres:

Horror

Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1988 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Hell Island See more »

Filming Locations:

Fairfield, Connecticut, USA

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Hehehe, what the heck???
18 September 2006 | by SquonkamaticSee all my reviews

What an endearing mess!! Summed up as succinctly as possible, ATTACK OF THE BEAST CREATURES concerns itself with a group of shipwreck victims who find themselves stranded on an uncharted island where they are set upon by a bunch of demonic alien Cabbige Patch dolls made up to look like Marilyn Manson. One by one the survivors are torn at, eaten, and reduced to clean-picked skeletons before they can effect any kind of rescue or escape plan. The Beast Creatures are fierce, hungry, innumerable and can seem to spawn anew whenever suffering losses: For every Beast Creature the humans whack like pulpy, exploding softballs as they fling themselves through the air, three more take their place. Eventually they are whittled down to the surviving love interest couple, who then ...

But why give away the ending? That and seeing the Beast Creatures up close & in action are the main reasons to bother with this cleverly constructed little home movie/grade Z creature feature howler made by a bunch of people who went on to do nothing more in the film industry. Aside from producer turned actor turned producer again, the late Jim Brown (III), who's other cinematic endeavors consist of such revealingly titled gems as DELTA FORCE COMMANDO, it's imaginatively titled followup DELTA FORCE COMMANDO II, BEHEADED 1000 and my favorite, the Viking horror saga BERSERKER. The world lost a true visionary with his passing, and this might stand as his greatest accomplishment.

One of the things that I instantly admired about the film was it's willingness to completely shred any artifice of what my be called "suspension of disbelief" and do so with such enthusiasm that you sort of forgive the film to being so ineptly executed: Visible puppeteer limbs, guide wires and thrown Beast Creatures flying in random trajectories take second place to the movie's gleeful abandoning of itself to the hazards of competence. Peter Jackson's team of 3d modelers may have worked gee, days on end to create King Kong for PETER JACKSON'S KING KONG: A PETER JACKSON MOVIE BY PETER JACKSON, but the effort in creating an actual presence on screen pales to the sight of a teeming swarm of these hand puppet Beasties clawing at the cocktail dress of the film's shapely heroine. I believe in them even though it is all fake, corny, slipshod and nappy lookin', not just because they are puppets which take up physical space (ahem, Yoda?), but because the filmmakers and cast believe in them and communicate their belief with frantic, frenzied conviction.

But like a lot of other horror thrillers the question remains, is it a good movie? Well no, quite frankly. But the film was made in such a manner that it defies the usual standards by which one judges film as an art. It's not that it wallows about in the gutter dwelling on gore or whatever, it's that the film doesn't care about those standards, has a story to tell and gets about doing so without ever once making any apologies for being just a stupid, tacky, frenetic little ball of fun. And that's what the Beast Creatures are too: The movie defines it's own reality, sticks to it and doesn't bother worrying about what anyone else is going to think critically. In fact to consider such a film on actual critical terms is a waste of time -- Either you enjoy it or you don't, standing around haggling about the merits or weaknesses after wards would miss the point of the film which is just to be entertaining.

6/10 for getting the job done.


16 of 23 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 24 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed