Isle of the Dead (2016)
Released/Country: 18 Aug 2016 / USA
Genre: Action, Horror : IMDb
Director: Nick Lyon | Length: 140 min
Starring: D.C. Douglas, Joey Lawrence, Maryse Mizanin, Todd Cattell
Demise throws an extensive shadow in all of Val Lewton’s RKO awfulness creations, yet never bigger than in Isle of the Dead. Characters drop like flies as both science and superstition demonstrate awkward against the advances of the Grim Reaper in this premonition story set in the midst of war, malady and infringing frenzy.
Maybe the most defective of Lewton’s chillers, this is likewise one of his most critical and, in its climactic minutes, the most inside and out unnerving. The story was roused by Lewton’s interest with Arnold Böcklin’s sketch of a similar name, which can be seen under the opening credits and spoke to out of sight as a Greek general (Boris Karloff) and American war journalist (Marc Cramer) approach a little island where the general’s significant other is covered.