Isle of the Damned (1980)

Isle of the Damned (2008)

isleThis is pure silliness.  Isle of the Damned is a brilliant send-up of the Italian cannibal movie genre that populated the 70’s and early 80’s.  It focuses on adventurer Jack Steele searching for the legendary treasure of Marco Polo on the Cannibal Island.  Everything is done up in a faux-70’s feel, much like the Beastie Boys video of Sabotage.  All the characters wear wigs and mustaches and all the voices are dubbed over….very badly.   The effects are cheap and the lush location of the Cannibal Island is obviously the woods behind somebody’s house.  All that adds to the charm and hte film makes no bones about how cheap it is. Continue reading