Saturday, October 1, 2011

Island of Death (1977)

Director: Nico Mastorakis

Starring: Robert Behling, Jane Lyle, Jessica Dubllin, Gerard Gonalons, Jannice McConnell

More info: IMDb

Tagline: The movie that the censors don't want you to see

Plot: A couple travel to a small Greek Island to spread terror beyond anything the islanders could have ever imagined.

My rating: 6.5/10

Will I watch it again? Yeah. This makes for a GREAT group movie.

This picture was one of the UK-banned "video nasties" back in the 80s and it's easy to see why some uppity censor-happy celibate assholes didn't like it and wanted to keep free-thinking adults from seeing it.

Like goat-fucking for instance.

Naturally, the goat couldn't live with that humiliation. How about nailing some poor bastard to the floor?

Uh, oh, gays.

Gotta kill 'em all.

The other gays.

Golden showers are in the forecast.

Decapitation by bulldozer!

I guess he had a heart attack.

Jesus! More gays!

Somebody call for H?

Fire to the face.

Say, that doesn't look like any supernumerary I've ever seen.

Let me take pictures while you RAPE MY WIFE!

The director said in the interview on the DVD that he made this movie to make money. He wasn't concerned with quality of story or anything else except to make a shocking movie of gore and perversity. He succeeded. These people kill without thought or concern. Don't look for logic because there isn't much. Characters are introduced only to serve the next scene. Is it disturbing? It is if the most unsettling thing you've ever seen is Janet Jackson's Superbowl nip slip but not if you've watched a lot of horror. I'll always have a soft spot for the killing of animals and it bothers me (they didn't really kill the goat which was convincing except for the blood) but killing folks is OK because you know it's fake and, you know, it's only a movie. See for yourself.

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