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Release Date:
1 February 1967 (USA) See more »
How could they stop the devouring death...that lived by sucking on living human bones! See more »
An isolated remote island community is threatened by an attack by tentacled silicates which liquefy and digest bone and tissue. Full summary » | Full synopsis »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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 ... Ian Bellows
Roger Heathcott ... Dunley
Keith Bell ... Halsey
Margaret Lacey ... Old Woman (as Margaret Lacy)
Shay Gorman ... Morton
Peter Forbes-Robertson ... Dr. Lawrence Phillips (as Peter Forbes Robertson)
Richard Bidlake ... Carson
Joyce Hemson ... Mrs. Bellows
Edward Ogden ... Helicopter Pilot
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jim O'Brady ... Villager (uncredited)
Ernie Rice ... Villager (uncredited)
Jack Sharp ... Villager (uncredited)
Guy Standeven ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Directed by
Terence Fisher 
Writing credits
Edward Mann (original story) (as Edward Andrew Mann) and
Al Ramsen (original story) (as Allan Ramsen)

Edward Mann (screenplay) (as Edward Andrew Mann) and
Al Ramsen (screenplay) (as Allan Ramsen)

Produced by
Tom Blakeley .... producer
Gerald A. Fernback .... executive producer (uncredited)
Richard Gordon .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Malcolm Lockyer 
Cinematography by
Reginald H. Wyer (photographed by) (as Reg Wyer)
Film Editing by
Thelma Connell 
Art Direction by
John Earl  (as John St John Earl)
Makeup Department
W.T. Partleton .... special effects make-up artiste (as Billy Partleton)
Bunty Phillips .... make-up artiste
Stella Rivers .... hairdresser
Production Management
Roy Baird .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Don Weeks .... assistant director
Art Department
Fred Hole .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Barry Gray .... electronic sound effects
Robert T. MacPhee .... sound recordist (as Bob McPhee)
Gordon K. McCallum .... dubbing mixer
Graham V. Hartstone .... sound assistant (uncredited)
Charlie McFadden .... boom operator (uncredited)
Otto Snel .... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Michael Albrechtsen .... special effects assistant (as Michael Albrechtson)
John Earl .... special effects creator (as John St John Earl)
W.T. Partleton .... special effects makeup artist (as Billy Partleton)
Camera and Electrical Department
Frank Drake .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rosemary Burrows .... wardrobe mistress
Music Department
Malcolm Lockyer .... musical director
Other crew
Kay Mander .... continuity
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Island of Terror" - UK (video box title)
"Night of the Silicates" -
"The Creepers" -
"The Night the Creatures Came" -
"The Night the Silicates Came" -
"Insel des Schreckens" - Austria, West Germany
"La isla del terror" - Mexico (alternative title), Venezuela
"Остров террора" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"A Ilha do Terror" - Brazil
"Chi ni ueta shima" - Japan (imdb display title)
"Fryktens øy" - Norway (imdb display title)
"Ilha do Terror" - Portugal (imdb display title)
"Insel des Schreckens - Todesmonster Greifen an" - West Germany
"Kauhun saari" - Finland
"L'île de la terreur" - France
"S.O.S. - El mundo en peligro" - Argentina (imdb display title)
"S.O.S. i mostri uccidono ancora" - Italy
"S.O.S.: el mundo en peligro" - Spain
"Skelettdöden" - Sweden
"To nisi tou tromou" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Tromos sto nisi tou aimatos" - Greece (reissue title)
"Truslen fra dødens ø" - Denmark (imdb display title)
"Zombies - Todesmonster greifen an!" - Germany (DVD box title)
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89 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Norway:16 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) | USA:Unrated | USA:Approved (certificate #21295) | West Germany:16 (nf)

Did You Know?

In the French version (post-synchronized) Edward Judd is dubbed by Jean-Claude Michel / Visa d'exploitation en France : #38125See more »
Plot holes: An entire room is dedicated to test animals, yet none are seen. Every cage is empty. The silicates would likely have feasted on them but would have attacked and mangled the cage bars to do so, leaving flesh and fur behind, but the bars are pristine and there are no animal remains.See more »
Peter Argyle:Is that all, then, Ian?
Ian Bellows:Yeah, I think so. And how long will it take to fill the order THIS time, eh?
Peter Argyle:Oh, probably three to four weeks.
Ian Bellows:Aye, y'know, they ought to give us better service. And a boat coming once a week is not enough! You'd think at least they'd get our telephones installed.
Peter Argyle:Y'know, they promised 'em this year.
Ian Bellows:[chuckles] Aye, and last.
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