Isle of the Dead

Isle of the Dead

Directed by Mark Robson • 1945 • United States
Starring Boris Karloff, Ellen Drew, Marc Cramer

The great Boris Karloff stars in this chillingly atmospheric tale of madness, premature burial, and demonism on a desolate Greek island gripped by paranoia and the plague. Taking its name from the famously mysterious symbolist painting by Arnold Böcklin, ISLE OF THE DEAD conjures a mood of steadily rising claustrophobic dread as it circles around one of producer Val Lewton’s favorite themes: the relentless human drive toward death.

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Isle of the Dead
  • Isle of the Dead

    Directed by Mark Robson • 1945 • United States
    Starring Boris Karloff, Ellen Drew, Marc Cramer

    The great Boris Karloff stars in this chillingly atmospheric tale of madness, premature burial, and demonism on a desolate Greek island gripped by paranoia and the plague. Taking its name from the famo...