Island Of Terror
"ISLAND OF TERROR has a fantastic ending which is genuinely exciting." – British Horror Films.co.uk
On a tiny island off the coast of Ireland, a new breed of terror is unleashed. In his quest to find a cure for cancer, a research scientist conducts an experiment involving mutated cells. But this attempt to benefit humanity becomes a nightmare that threatens the entire human race.
The tranquil island is suddenly rocked by the mysterious death of a local farmer. When he is found in a cave, not a trace of bone left in his body, he has been reduced to a horrible, shapeless mass. Enter eminent pathologist Dr. Brian Stanley (horror icon Peter Cushing, Brides of Dracula, The Gorgon ) and Dr. David West (Edward Judd, First Men in the Moon), a brilliant bone specialist. Working together in a desperate race against time, they must find a way to destroy the seemingly indestructible, ever multiplying horde of bone-eating creatures before the mutant monsters kill everyone on the island and spread like a deadly plague across the entire planet! This chilling horror film is directed by the talented Hammer Films veteran director Terence Fisher (Horror of Dracula, The Curse of Frankenstein, The Mummy).
Why We Love It
“This is an obvious winner for Shout! Factory…It's superior in every category over the Odeon - video, audio and extras including the commentary. I've rewatched Island of Terror a 1/2 dozen times and now we have this dramatically improved Blu-ray. I continue to adore this sci-fi, creature-feature gem from the UK. The Shout! Factory is strongly recommended!” – Gary Tooze, DVD Beaver
“Terence Fisher, Hammer Films’ most celebrated director, and Peter Cushing the superstar who was essential in putting the company on the map, make their first film together outside the Hammer name, a creepy sci-fi effort and perfect Saturday afternoon popcorn entertainment. ISLAND OF TERROR now makes its U.S. digital debut courtesy of Scream Factory, who deliver the stunning presentation that longtime fans have been waiting for!” – George R. Reis, DVD Drive-In
“Island of Terror is a classic through and through and for good reason. It’s creepy, fun, well made, and beautiful in this new Blu-ray edition. It’s a forgotten Peter Cushing film and worth a get for that alone, but don’t forget those wonderful silicates. Yeah, it’s safe to say that this one gets a very high recommendation from me.” – Brian M. Sammons, Hellnotes
Bonus Features for Blu-ray
- NEW High-Definition Transfer Of The Film Taken From The Interpositive
- NEW Audio Commentary With Film Historian Dr. Robert J. Kiss And Blogger/Actor Rick Pruitt
- Theatrical Trailer
- Still Gallery