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Island of Terror (1966)

Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 1 February 1967 (USA)
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An isolated remote island community is threatened by an attack by tentacled silicates which liquefy and digest bone and tissue.

Director:

Terence Fisher

Writers:

Edward Mann (original story) (as Edward Andrew Mann), Al Ramsen (original story) (as Allan Ramsen) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Cushing ... Dr. Brian Stanley
Edward Judd ... Dr. David West
Carole Gray ... Toni Merrill
Eddie Byrne ... Dr. Reginald Landers
Sam Kydd ... Constable John Harris
Niall MacGinnis ... Mr. Roger Campbell
James Caffrey ... Peter Argyle
Liam Gaffney Liam Gaffney ... Ian Bellows
Roger Heathcott Roger Heathcott ... Dunley
Keith Bell ... Halsey
Margaret Lacey Margaret Lacey ... Old Woman (as Margaret Lacy)
Shay Gorman Shay Gorman ... Morton
Peter Forbes-Robertson Peter Forbes-Robertson ... Dr. Lawrence Phillips (as Peter Forbes Robertson)
Richard Bidlake Richard Bidlake ... Carson
Joyce Hemson ... Mrs. Bellows
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A small, isolated island community's terrorised from a horde of creeping, blobbish, tentacled monsters which liquefy and digest the bones from living creatures. The community struggles to fight back, against these horrors. Written by Michael "Rabbit" Hutchison <rabhutch@spacestar.net>

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Taglines:

They lived by eating human bones... and threatened to consume the world! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

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Trivia

In the French version (post-synchronized) Edward Judd is dubbed by Jean-Claude Michel / Visa d'exploitation en France : #38125 See more »

Goofs

When the townspeople attack the silicates in the woods with dynamite, the explosions reveal the wheels propelling the creatures along. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Lawrence Phillips: The potential across the cell membrane must be maintained during irradiation of the nucleus. Is the tri-chem stage complete?
Carson: Yes.
Dr. Lawrence Phillips: And the, uh, vapor-applicator?
Carson: It's been corrected. The histo-connect problem has been solved. There shouldn't be any snags.
Dr. Lawrence Phillips: Good. Now that we've received the infusion equipment, well, I'm certain they will understand my reason for going ahead. I've waited a long time for this moment. If we're successful today, it may well be that we have the cure for cancer.
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Alternate Versions

The UK cinema version was cut by a few seconds by the BBFC to remove a brief shot of blood-spurts after a hand is chopped off with an axe. The early UK and French DVDs retain this version though the German CCI DVD issue has the scene intact. The 2014 UK Odeon DVD release is fully uncut. See more »

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Island of Terror: Passable 60's cheesefest
4 November 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

Starring horror legend Peter Cushing Island of Terror tells the story of the discovery of a messy boneless corpse on a secluded British island.

When an investigation is done they discover that the island is becoming infested with horrible creatures that put the towns population at threat!

Created by many of the same people who brought us the original Hammer Horror classics this looks great for its age and even the rubber monsters are better than you'd imagine.

Sure it's goofy, cheesy and even Cushing isn't exactly on form here but it's entertaining enough stuff for fans of the genre.

If you can get past the silliness of it all and stomach the sight of Peter Cushing trying to get into a threesome then there is entertainment value to be had.

The Good:

Interesting beasties

Ahead of its time

The Bad:

Leading lady poorly used

Seven different types of cheese

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

Solitaire was Peter Cushings second choice

Working lighters weren't in the budget


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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