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Island of the Dead (2000)

Island of the Dead (2000)





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A man who fails to respect the dead pays a high price for his arrogance in this horrifying thriller. For decades, the city of New York has buried the bodies of the unknown and the destitute on Hart Island, a tiny slip of land near the Big Apple's harbor, with inmates from a nearby prison on hand to do the labor. Now, multi-millionaire land developer Mr. King (Malcolm McDowell) has decided to buy the island and build a resort. King scoffs when he's told it's bad luck to disturb the resting place of the dead, but he soon learns there's a kernel of truth in their warnings -- Hart Island is also home to huge swarms of disease-carrying flies, and when King, his associates, and a crew of prisoners are trapped on the island, there's no telling if they'll make it out alive as the insects try to claim the humans as their prey. Island of the Dead also stars Bruce Ramsay, Talisa Soto, and hip-hop artist Mos Def.


Malcolm McDowell
as Rupert King
Talisa Soto
as Melissa O'Keefe
Bruce Ramsay
as Tony Matos
Steffen Wink
as Reporter
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Critic Reviews for Island of the Dead

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If it wasn't for Malcolm McDowell slumming in this B film, it would have been a lot worse than just a bad film.

Full Review… | March 2, 2010
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Audience Reviews for Island of the Dead

This has nothing to do with zombies but evil flies that terrorize a greedy businessman a cop and a convict all staying on this island for different reasons...Insepid comes to mind.

Michael Anthony
Michael Anthony

Freakin ridiculous! If anyone owns a copy of this, take it and burn it. Wait, first spit on it then burn it. I borrowed this copy and will strongly advise the owners to dispose of this in the proper manner.

Michelle Draper
Michelle Draper

For starters, if you are expecting a zombie film, then you will be totally disappointed as I was. Island of the Dead features a somewhat promising premise about the desolate island where unclaimed bodies from NYC are buried. Somehow, the the film got Mos Def to not only act in but also offer music for the film. Plus, Malcolm McDowell's in it.....Ultimately, the film never quite makes sense as it opens like a television series about missing persons, becomes a film about corporate takeovers of mass graveyards, and then becomes a bizarre kind of creature-feature in which mutant flies turn people into the lamest zombies ever. A real piece of crap from beginning to end, Island of the Dead thinks it is way cooler and artistic than it is.....

Al Miller
Al Miller

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