Island of Death/Fun Facts

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  • Director Nico Mastorakis admitted in an interview on the DVD that money was his only motivation for making this film.
  • Director Nico Mastorakis became inspired to make this film after viewing The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974). He noticed how much money that film was making and decided to make a film more violent and perverse in order to make even more money.
  • Nico Mastorakis wrote the script in 1 week.
  • The budget was so low that director Nico Mastorakis took a small acting part in the film because the actor originally cast in the role wanted what was equivalent to $80.
  • Nico Mastorakis saw that bootlegs of the film were going for large amounts of money so he decided to allow the film to be released on DVD and he supervised the transfer from the original negative.
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