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Island of Terror

  • Horror
  • Drama
  • 1966
  • Terence Fisher
  • 83 mins
  • X

Summary

Science-fiction horror starring Peter Cushing. When a boneless body is discovered on Petrie's Island off the Irish coast, a team of scientists arrives to investigate the cause of the mysterious death. As more victims are found, the experts uncover bizarre creatures which feed on calcium and threaten to kill everyone on the island.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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Dr StanleyPeter Cushing
Dr David WestEdward Judd
Toni MerrillCarole Gray
Dr LandersEddie Byrne
Constable HarrisSam Kydd
Mr CampbellNiall MacGinnis

Crew

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DirectorTerence Fisher

Details

Theatrical distributor
Planet Films
Released on
1966-06-20
Languages
English
Guidance
Violence
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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