Island Monster/Chamber of Fear
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
One interesting subplot has the family's pet dog somehow sneaking his way to where the girl is being held captive while carefully and deliberately avoiding detection. But once it finds the girl, this canine super spy immediately reverts to just keeping the girl company, thus preventing it from becoming Italy's answer to Rin Tin Tin. So it is up to the world's worst detective to come to the rescue. Island Monster is a slighly fun unintentional comedy, but is little more than a time waster.
The Chamber of Fear is Karloff's last film (he died during filming). Written by Jack Hill (a favourite of Tarantino, and a student of Roger Corman), Hill shot all the scenes with Karloff (maybe 20 minutes total) in California, while the rest was shot in Mexico by someone else.Read more ›
ISLAND MONSTER (1954) is a horrendous piece of Euro-junk starring Boris Karloff. ALL the voices are dubbed, EVEN KARLOFF'S! and the people they used for these voiceovers are so laughably bad it's unbelieveable.
I couldn't see the keyboard too well just now because I was cringing while some 40-year-old woman tried to imitate a crying 5-year old girl. Karloff has the dazed looks of a fading actor who doesn't know why he's on this Italian movie set. Frankly, I'm more than halfway into this 90 minute disaster, and I too am questioning why I didn't just give up long ago.
Oh Lord, the geriatric kid is talking again.... feh! feh! FEHHHHHHHH!!!!
Here's a sample of dialogue from an adult female:
(overwrought delivery:) "If you were a mother you'd have some idea of how I feel. She's a poor helpless baby! We adults are so MERCILESS... but the crimes we commit on each other are NOTHING AT ALL compared to the crime of keeping a small child from its mother! Please, listen to me.... Look at my face.... look into my eyes.... you MUST be human!"
Indeed I am, and as they say, to err is human.... (goes back to watching the movie...)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I wanted to get a good copy of this obscure Karloff film only to find this one is missing about 20 minutes of footage! Read morePublished 16 months ago by Mark Martucci
I won't waste your time by attempting to convey the vague plots of these two crummy foreign films except to say that "Island Monster" is a smuggling film and has nothing to do with... Read morePublished on May 18, 2009 by Patrick W. Crabtree
Look for Similar Items by Category
- Movies & TV > Genre for Featured Categories > Fantasy
- Movies & TV > Genre for Featured Categories > Horror
- Movies & TV > Genre for Featured Categories > Mystery & Thrillers
- Movies & TV > Genre for Featured Categories > Science Fiction
- Movies & TV > Indie & Art House
- Movies & TV > Movies
- Movies & TV > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction