Isle of the Dead

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Isle of the Dead (1945, USA) is a Horror film directed by Mark Robson.


Main Details

  • Released on September 1, 1945
  • B&W
  • Running time: 71 minutes
  • Production and Distribution Co.: RKO Radio Pictures
  • Directed by Mark Robson
  • Written by Ardel Wray, Val Lewton, Josef Mischel
  • Starring: Boris Karloff, Ellen Drew, Marc Cramer

Plot Summary

  • On a Greek island during the 1912 war, several people are trapped by quarantine for the plague. If that isn't enough worry, one of the people, a superstitious old peasant woman, suspects one young girl of being a vampiric kind of demon called a vorvolaka.


  • SHE ISN'T DEAD yet she's BURIED ALIVE! (original half-sheet poster)
  • APPALLING! WEIRD! BAFFLING! (original half-sheet poster)
  • What evil force is loose that empties graves of these long dead...buries those still alive...leaves behind it death...AND WORSE! (original half-sheet poster)
  • FORBIDDEN ADVENTURE! (original print ad - all caps)
  • Will keep you screaming! (original one-sheet poster)
  • A grave's dank darkness smothers the screams of a girl still alive!
  • Stealthy, nameless terror empties tombs of those long dead!..buries those still alive!...leaves behind it DEATH...and worse!
  • One of these six will be BURIED ALIVE! None can hear their screams on this far-off horror island! None can stop the terrors a man-monster holds in store!
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