Friday, January 24, 2014

Island of Death Movie Review 312

Warning:If you are easily offended, then don't watch the trailer....

Island of Death is a 1976 horror/thriller directed by Nico Mastorakis and starring Robert Behling and Jane Lyle. It has been on the list of video nasties.

The movie begins on a Greek island called Mykonos. A couple called Christopher(Behling) and Celia(Lyle) are on vacation. They seem happy and carefree and they look like normal tourists. But, they aren't. They talk to a man who is there on a vacation too. He is there to paint and he thinks that they are very friendly. Celia goes over to see him and they have sex with Christopher watching and taking photos. Afterwards, Christopher and Celia kill the man for no reason. Then, they set their sights on two gay guys who are having sex. Christopher says that they are ridding the island of perversion. Celia and Christopher kill the two guys and take pictures once again. They make it look like a murder suicide.
There is a cop on their trail. His name is Foster and he has followed them to the island. They know that he is on their trail. That doesn't put them off. They have a showdown with Foster and he ends up falling in the sea, never to be seen again.

Christopher and Celia continue their spree. He has sex with a slut and Celia takes pictures, but he kills her in a fit of rage, which angers Celia. The local barmaid is a lesbian and she has eyes for Celia. Christopher wants to kill her because she is gay and Celia goes back to her place with her and they have sex. Christopher has his camera and he kills her. The local cops are onto them so Christopher and Celia, who turn out to be brother and sister, have to go on the run. They meet a man who Celia saw in a dream and he helps them out. He wants Celia so he rapes her. Then he rapes Christopher and throws his body into a pit of dry lime. He begs Celia to get him out before it rains and he dissolves, but she won't. She stays with the man and lets Christopher melt when it rains on top of the lime...

Strange movie with some disturbing elements to it. It wasn't one of the best films I've seen. It was worth a watch, but that's all. I don't think that I would watch it again. It has a cult following because it was a video nasty etc, but it isn't too graphic. If you enjoy exploitation movies, then this will be for you. I wasn't enthralled by it but give it a chance if you want to see what the fuss was about. It was released a while back in an uncut version..I am giving it 5/10.


Susan Leighton said...

I definitely need to see this one. The themes sound like something Eli Roth will be doing in a future film. Sometimes weird, cult, campy can be fun. Death by lime is certainly unique! Good review!

Amanda said...

Thanks.This was a weird one but it was worth a watch.Some strange scenes and an odd ending with the lime but I have seen way worse!!

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