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Isle of the Dead (1945) was a Drama - Horror Film directed by Mark Robson and produced by Jack J. Gross and Val Lewton.

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Boris Karloff at RKO: Body Snatcher, Isle of The Dead, Bedlam

By 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 30, 2021 From 4 Star Films

In our current climate, it almost seems like an oxymoron to have a shoestring budget period piece, but many of Val Lewton’s best movies were founded on this formula. His three-film partnership was beneficial for all parties involved and we would like to consider how he was able to fashion Karl... Read full article

Isle of the Dead (1945, Mark Robson)

on Jan 3, 2013 From The Stop Button

The Greek anti-defamation league, if it existed, mustn’t have had much power when Isle of the Dead came out. It’s a quarantine drama, a genre I’m unfamiliar with but certainly has a lot of potential, set on a small Greek island. There’s nothing on the island besides an amateu... Read full article

On Blu-ray: The Bermuda Depths (1978), The Isle of the Dead (1945), and Doctor X (1932)

By KC on Nov 30, -0001 From Classic Movies

I recently enjoyed a trio of horror/fantasy films new to Blu-ray from Warner Archive. While they are dramatically different stories, they each evoke suspense and mystery in intriguingly quirky ways. Bermuda Depths (1978) Watching and then re-watching this Rankin/Bass television production (yes, the... Read full article

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Thea: Laws can be wrong, and laws can be cruel, and the people who live only by the law are both wrong and cruel.

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The 19th century artist, Bocklin, painted "The Isle of the Dead." It appears in the credits of this film and is recreated in the sets.
Filming began in July 1944, but was suspended when Boris Karloff required back surgery. It was completed in December 1944. After Karloff had recovered from surgery, but before the cast of Isle of the Dead could be reassembled, Val Lewton and Karloff made The Body Snatcher, which was released first.
A vorvolakas (also vrykolakas) occurs in Greek folklore as an undead creature capable of causing harm to the living. Its characteristics are similar to many other characters of legend, but it is most closely associated with vampires. In Hollywood movies such as Dracula, the word vampire is often translated to Greek as vrykolakas. However, traditional vorvolakas are not noted for blood-drinking.
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