Τρίτη, 13 Νοεμβρίου 2012

Isle of the Dead (Mark Robson, 1945)


Isle of the Dead, you are invited to a Forbidden Adventure



Abandon all hope, you are on the Isle of the Dead!



Isle of the Dead is one of the most significant horror films ever (I share the same idea with Martin Scorsese (Isle of the Dead is among the 11 horror films of all time). The film “Isle of Dead” is directed by Mark Robson, the screenplay was written by Ardel Wray and the idea of the film is based on the Arnold Bocklin painting “Isle of the Dea”. The score of the film is was composed by Leigh Harline and director of photography is Jack Mackenzie and the film was edited by Lyle Boyer and finally the film was distributed by RKO Radio Pictures.

The cast of “Isle of the Dead





The part of General Nikolas Prenides (the main male character) is performed by Boris Karloff, the part of Thea (the main female character) is played by Ellen Drew. Also, in film participate Marc Cramen, Katherine Emery, Helen Thing, Alan Napier, Jason Robards, Ernst Deutsh, Sherry Hall, Erick Hanson and Skelton Knaggs.

The plot structure of film “Isle of the Dead



During the first world war in a small Greek island a plaque forces an emergency situation and a quarantine. One by one the habitats of the isle are dying and ayoung woman is accused by being a “vrykolakas” a Greek - version of vampire and actually the oldest on earth.

Isle of Dead and box - office


The film was not a huge box office success and it’s production budget was the highest in relation with previous films of Val Lewton

You can see on the following video, the trailer of the film "Isle of the Dead".




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Isle of the Dead - painting

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