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An enjoyable film, less horror and more of a story, which is about a group of people trapped in a Mansion due to a plaque, and cannot leave the island in case they infect the army that is fighting in the are. A beautiful girl who looks after a disabled woman is accused of being a vampire by the housekeeper, and the General wants her dead! Well acted and well shot, and Boris is great as always!
So, we have a movie with a fear of spreading a plague, lots of hand washing, and a prohibition against skin to skin contact which is not adhered to. 2020? No, 1945. Amazing film, and not just for the echoes into our day.
ISLE OF THE DEAD is a horror movie, but not of the likes of modern gorefests. Slow impending doom, atmospheric sets, cinematography, and a stellar performance from Boris Karloff makes this a very fine movie.
1912. A hardass Greek general (Karloff) finds himself on a cemetery island with the requisite assortment of odd characters, the plague, maybe a vorvolaka (Greek evil undead creature, a vampire for the purposes of the movie) and definitely the fears that all humans are prey to.
There is a plot hole, but in terms of the narrative, that's what gets the real horror going.
Produced by the great Val Newton, directed by Mark Robson, released by RKO, it is a very good movie and well worth your time.
An amazing film and arguably Karloff's best outside of the first two Frankenstein movies. An original plot and some memorable scenes make this a classic of the era.
Excellent little Val Lewton produced thriller. Well worth catching.
This is another Val Lewton production and it is creepy and atmospheric, though not outright scary. Boris Karloff stars as a Greek General in 1912 who is policing a group of people he's quarantined to an island after an outbreak of a plague. There are plenty of creep moments and it is fairly entertaining, but not up to par of some of the other Lewton films. Still, as a genre fan I found it worth watching.
A super intriguing and well acted cult classic, Val Lewton brings the goods to an unexpected level. This is a great film, even though it doesn't look like it.
Very dated. I'm sure it was a fine movie for the era, but watching it now, it just seems corny.
Karloff is great in this. Very strange, creepy movie, with a really scary shot in it that's feels about 50 years ahead of its time.
Isle of the Dead is a decent film. It is about several people who are trapped by quarantine for the plague in 1912 on a Greek island. Boris Karloff and Ellen Drew give good performances. The script is a little slow in places. Mark Robson did an alright job directing this movie. I liked this motion picture because of the drama and mystery.
Pretty unusual plot, and eerie too boot.