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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 »
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Intelligent enjoyable horror from Hammer master Terrence Fisher See more (55 total) »


  (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)

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In the French version (post-synchronized) Edward Judd is dubbed by Jean-Claude Michel / Visa d'exploitation en France : #38125See more »
Plot holes: When Dr.s Stanley, West and Landers initially come to Dr. Phillips' mansion, no one comes to the locked front door when they ring, forcing Dr. Stanley to pry his way inside through an unlocked side window. Entering the library through a closed door, he finds a human corpse, stepping past it to let the others in. Since the tortoise-like creatures are later seen to glide slowly over the ground with manifest strength to break glass and punch through wood with only one tentacle to aid them, it's unexplained how they got out of the lab (or the library) leaving no door, window or wall broken. There is also nothing to suggest -- being eating machines with a single-cell disposition -- that they'd be either cleaver, considerate or facile enough to close doors behind them when finished eating. How they escaped the mansion to roam the island remains inexplicable.See more »
Halsey:We got to get out of here.
Old Woman:Where can we go? We can't reach the mainland.
Halsey:Look. If you'd seen what I've seen at two in the morning, you'd swim for it!
Mr. Roger Campbell:Halsey! Shut up.
Mr. Roger Campbell:[to the crowd] Listen, all of you. If anyone leaves this building, they'll be killed for sure. Now, we're safe enough in here; we've got enough food and water to wait.
Old Woman:I'm so frightened, Mr. Campbell.
Mr. Roger Campbell:Now, if you do as we say, you've got nothing to fear. Will you trust me?
Old man:Yes, sir.
Mr. Roger Campbell:[drags Halsey aside] Now listen, Halsey, and listen well. If I hear another sound out of you, I'm going to smash your face in and throw you out for those things to get. Now I'm talking to you straight, man. Do you understand?
Halsey:Mr. Campbell, I can't stand any more...
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27 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Intelligent enjoyable horror from Hammer master Terrence Fisher, 3 February 2005
Author: Daryl Joyce from United Kingdom

A strong cast and a strong premise make this a hugely enjoyable 'under siege' monster flick. Peter Cushing, Edward Judd and Eddie Byrne head a cast of stalwart British character actors that includes the ever reliable Sam Kydd and Niall MacGinnis, as they try to uncover the truth behind the gruesome deaths occurring on their lonely fog shrouded island. It's a great little horror film that succeeds due to its excellent narrative pace, its logical progression and its unpretentious nature. Despite its relatively low profile the film is on a par with many of the best Hammer films being made at the time. This should be no surprise as the director is none other than the man calling the shots on much of Hammer's most admired output - Terrence Fisher. He handled most of the Frankenstein movies and a number of the Dracula films, including the startling debuts in each case. He was also responsible for The Mummy, Curse of the Werewolf, The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Gorgon. With such a pedigree of atmospheric chillers Island of Terror continues that success but manages to feel new and fresh. Malcolm Lockyer (Dr Who and the Daleks) provides the music and special mention should be made of the great use of Barry Gray's electronic sound effects. Gray was of course the man responsible for the grand music that accompanied most of Gerry Anderson's marionette series and he knew how build tension with quietly suspenseful sound too. The special electronic sound FX that swell out of the gloom adds a foreboding tone to the proceedings whenever the monstrous silicates are near. Are the monsters when finally revealed a bit silly looking? - maybe to modern eyes, but for this reviewer their slow progress and ever multiplying numbers rank up the tension nonetheless. And their method of reproduction is revolting in the best possible way. Highly recommended for fans of Cushing, Fisher and British horror.

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