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Genres: Drama , Horror , Mystery
Actors: Boris Karloff , Ellen Drew , Marc Cramer , Katherine Emery , Helen Thimig , Alan Napier , Jason Robards Sr. , Ernst Deutsch
Director: Mark Robson
Country: United States
Year: 1945
IMDB Rating: 6.6/10 (1923 votes)

On a Greek island during the 1912 war, several people are trapped by quarantine for the plague. If that isn’t enough worry, one of the people, a superstitious old peasant woman, suspects one young girl of being a vampiric kind of demon called a vorvolaka. Written by Ken Yousten On a lonely Greek island, a disparate group of people are in fear. Plague has come to the island making them virtual prisoners and then there is talk of the vorvolakas, a vampire-like creature that preys on the living. Among those trapped there is General Nikolas Pherides, nicknamed the Watchdog, who is taken aback when he is visits his wife’s mausoleum only to find her grave empty. As several of those quarantined die from the plague, paranoia sets in creating a tense, fear-filled atmosphere.

Film Review

Isle of the Dead is not the best of Val Lewton's films but has enough to confirm the man's genius as the force behind Cat People and I Walked with a Zombie. The major weakness with Isle of the Dead is an excruciatingly slow first half hour. After that the pace picks up rapidly and the last 15 minutes are a real nail-biter. The mood and atmosphere are present, eerily effective and reminiscent of I Walked with a Zombie.This time the setting is an almost deserted Greek island that serves as a cemetery and on which Greek General Boris Karloff (miscast but enjoyable) finds himself stuck with a plague outbreak while his troops are fighting the Ottomans during the Balkan War of 1912. He goes from being a cold, logical and hard man who rapidly starts giving orders to civilians to one who gradually begins to believe local superstitions about the 'vorvolaka' an undead creature of the night and eventually feels he has been smitten by the vorvolaka. Karloff was not Lewton's id…

Leaving his Frankenstein monster portrayal behind, Boris Karloff shows in this film that he can act and do a good job of it. He plays a Greek General trapped on an island with others fighting the plague.A young girl, Thea (Ellen Drew) is thought to be a vrykolaka, a harmful undead creature in Greek folklore, by an old peasant woman (Helen Thimig). It has similarities to many different legendary creatures, but is generally equated with the vampire of the folklore of the neighbouring Slavic countries. While the two are very similar, blood-drinking is only marginally associated with the vrykolakas.The tale is a mixture of folktale and virus, of medicine and miracles, of superstition and madness. Karloff carried the film with marginal assistance from the others. Worth a watch to see his acting.

I'm still not quite sure what I saw in Isle of the Dead. I do know it succeeded in giving me the willies.Several people gather on Greek Island during the Balkan Wars when a type of plague strikes and folks die one by one. One old peasant woman, Helene Thimig suspects young and pretty Ellen Drew of being a monster called a Vorvola which was part of the old Greek religion of Zeus and the rest of the folks from Olympus. The problem is that she gets old Greek general Boris Karloff, a brooding and suspicious man to start with, believing it as well.Imagine Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None laced with the atmosphere of a horror film and you've got Isle of the Dead. At the end of the film you're not even sure what's happened, but the mood created in you by producer Val Lewton will linger on.I'm not sure what a guy like Val Lewton would have done with a big budget in a studio like MGM or Paramount. Those recycled RKO sets with the proper sinister lighting were …

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