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Island of Terror (Night of the Silicates) (The Creepers) (1966)





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At a cancer research lab off the coast of Ireland, a group of scientists dies under mysterious circumstances. Before anyone notices their demise, the human and bovine inhabitants of the island's lone, tiny village begin to turn up dead -- with their bodies the consistency of tapioca pudding. Renowned bone doctors Brian Stanley (Peter Cushing) and David West (Edward Judd) are dispatched from the mainland to solve this medical mystery. West's rich-girl paramour, Toni Merrill (Carole Gray), bribes her way into the expedition by providing air transport. When daddy needs his plane back, the group becomes trapped on the isolated island just as the true extent of the science-run-amok menace becomes apparent. One of three films Hammer horror vet Terence Fisher lensed for small British outfit Planet Studios, Island of Terror was followed by Island of the Burning Doomed. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi
Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Peter Cushing
as Dr. Brian Stanley
Edward Judd
as Dr. David West
Carole Gray
as Toni Merrill
Eddie Byrne
as Dr. Landers
Sam Kydd
as Constable Harris
Niall MacGinnis
as Mr. Campbell
Liam Gaffney
as Bellows
Keith Bell
as Halsey
Shay Gorman
as Morton
Peter Forbes-Robertson
as Dr. Phillips
Joyce Hemson
as Mrs. Bellows
Edward Ogden
as Helicopter Pilot
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Critic Reviews for Island of Terror (Night of the Silicates) (The Creepers)

All Critics (2)

The climax is a battle of the man-made mutations against the men of science taking place in the Meeting Hall.

Full Review… | August 31, 2001
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Audience Reviews for Island of Terror (Night of the Silicates) (The Creepers)


Saw this at the drive-in on it's first release, and still a fun flick to watch. Rubber bodies, rubber silicates and Peter Cushing make for a few unintentional smiles, some good creepy moments and good late nite fun...

Jim  Player
Jim Player

Under the radar, but quite good for what it is. Island of Terror is an enjoyable sci-fi horror B movie romp with bone-eating monster slug things. I first saw it on the Sci-fi Channel (back when it was good) and really liked it. Peter Cushing is the actor of note, providing an excellent performance. Also, the mansion/lab set design gives the movie a wonderful atmosphere. Good stuff.

Billy Goodheart
Billy Goodheart

Half baked effort by Cushing and Judd lead to disappointing results..weak story about turtle-shell creatures with elephant noses that move about sucking the bones out of island residents. This movie lacks any suspense and chills...and has a predicatable ending...a disappointment!

alan jay
alan jay

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