Island of Terror

Island of Terror

Terence Fisher (1966)

83min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Bone marrow-sucking monsters are the by-product of cancer-cure research in this chiller cheapie directed by the ever-efficient Terence Fisher (on a busman's holiday from Hammer Studios) that's long on logic but high on hysteria. Making the most of the isolated Irish setting and infusing the colourful carnage with a neat line in macabre humour (scientist Peter Cushing mutilating his own body to save himself, for instance), it's a reasonably tense offering, with the tentacled silicate creatures more fun than most of their B-feature sci-fi ilk.

Summary

A pathologist investigates a series of gruesome deaths on a small island. He discovers that an experiment carried out by a group of doctors trying to find a cure for cancer has created a race of mutant creatures that suck the bones from the bodies of their human prey. Horror, starring Peter Cushing and Edward Judd.

Cast & Crew

Dr Brian Stanley Peter Cushing
Dr David West Edward Judd
Toni Merrill Carole Gray
Dr Reginald Landers Eddie Byrne
Constable John Harris Sam Kydd
Roger Campbell Niall MacGinnis
Peter Argyle James Caffrey
Ian Bellows Liam Gaffney
Director Terence Fisher
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Planet FilmsGuidance: ViolenceAvailable on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama