Review: Tower of Evil (1972)

With an evil murderous maniac with a loose beard and a laughter that reminds me of Peter Griffin, this movie sets the tone.

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1972
Horror
England

Director: Jim O’Connolly
Stars: Bryant Haliday, Jill Haworth, Dennis Price
Distributor: Scorpion Releasing
Runtime: 89 mins
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“I’m scared! There’s something about this island.”

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Two fishermen finds the bodies of some teenagers on a small deserted lighthouse on Snape Island. Only one of four have survived. To find out what happened an expedition sets out to find the secret of the island. The rumour says that relics of ancient times is hidden in the caves under the lighthouse. Suddenly the team finds themselves in grave danger.

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Cheezy and easy. A b-movie in all parts. The expedition looks like a gang going to a freaked-out 70’s party, and do not know how to handle the stupid monster. Inbetween them there’s conflicts worthy of an 80’s soap opera. Still there’s some minor good scares and interesting scenes. The atmosphere is very “Hammer’ish” but too staged. It’s bad, but still has it’s moments.

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