Tower of Evil
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Now, all these years later and with a lifetime of knowledge gained about past horror films, I can judge it more objectively and appreciate the film for what it is.Read more ›
But: This movie is lots of fun. AND it can still generate a couple of screams!! Imagine a live-action, British version of Scooby Doo for adults. This movie is the product of the same time and mindset as the cartoon. It has everything the horror movie fanatic could want: gory murders (even the old severed head rolling down the stairs), secret tunnels, buried treasure, a hint of evil spirits, madness, a monster, sexual intrigue, gratuitous nudity, and lots of creepy atmosphere. That island is the most foreboding piece of land I've ever seen.
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(UK - 1972)
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Theatrical soundtrack: Mono
A group of archaeologists travel to a lighthouse-island off the coast of England where evidence of ancient treasure has recently been unearthed, alongside the corpses of several American teenagers, all of whom were slaughtered by person or persons unknown. Once on the island, the team becomes isolated from the mainland and is stalked by an elusive 'presence' which picks them off one by one.
A trash classic from the heyday of British exploitation, TOWER OF EVIL was helmed by Jim O'Connolly, a talented journeyman whose career had peaked several years earlier with THE VALLEY OF GWANGI (1968), one of Ray Harryhausen's best films. Thrown together on a microscopic budget, and fashioned by O'Connolly from an early script by novelist George Baxt (responsible for such memorable British thrillers as CIRCUS OF HORRORS, THE CITY OF THE DEAD and NIGHT OF THE EAGLE), 'Tower' hedges its commercial bets by emphasizing a couple of high profile cameos (Dennis Price and Anthony Valentine), and foregrounding liberal doses of self-conscious nudity and gore.
The opening scenes - in which crusty sea dogs Jack Watson and George Coulouris visit the titular lighthouse and stumble on a series of mutilated corpses - sets the tone for much of what follows, and while the main cast are pretty colorless, their mutual antagonism (borne from a convoluted history of infidelity, too complicated to explain here) demonstrates a rudimentary attempt at characterisation.Read more ›
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The original title of the British film is "Tower of Evil". It is known in the U.S. as "Beyond the Fog" and in Canada as "Horror on Snape Island" or... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Rainey Dawn
I was more than pleasantly surprised by this film, and subsequently glad that I bought it for my collection. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Einsatz
Love the movie! It was just the way I remembered it as a kid.Published 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
I originally saw this film in a U.S. theater under the title HORROR ON SNAPE ISLAND and always enjoyed watching this horror film about a bunch of people trapped on an island with a... Read morePublished on May 18, 2014 by Fred Adelman
IT WASN,T THAT SCARY, I SEEN SO MANY HORROR FILMS THAT WHERE SIMILIAR TO TOWER OF EVIL,BUT IT WAS O.K.I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE MORE SCHOCKING.Published on November 9, 2013 by mike
Blu-ray looks good for it's age. The movie is a pretty good Britt Horror with some decent effects in it. Read morePublished on August 17, 2013 by M. Bartel
This creepy and effective horror film set on a desolate foggy island delivers many haunting moments of atmosphere and gruesome murders. The aspect ratio is 1. Read morePublished on July 6, 2013 by Filip 10
Not sure whatever became of Elite Entertainment but thanks to them, this pretty rare film is preserved in a nice widescreen DVD, for curious horror fans like myself to... Read morePublished on May 6, 2012 by M. Johnson