Thursday, 12 May 2011
Damn You, Science
'Island Of Terror'. What a great title. & another no nonsense sci fi horror from Terence Fisher. Pretty inventive, it features man made monsters in the form of 'Silicates', tentacled mineral creatures that absorb their victims bones using a calcium dissolving enzyme. Blimey, how scientic was that last sentence? Ironically, the killer Silicates are an unfortunate byproduct of an experimental process to cure cancer.
Tightly scripted and filmed, 'IOT' has memorable monsters (seemingly filled with spaghetti), a taut jawed performance from Peter Cushing and a nice / nasty little twist at the end.