Tuesday, October 06, 2015
31 Days of Halloween - Day 6 - Movie 2
A group of people find themselves stranded on an island surrounded by water inhabited by flesh eating microbes. Also on the island with them is a suspicious scientist who doesn't seem to be in a hurry to leave, or to help the castaways leave either.
The Flesh Eaters (1964) stands out from other genre movies of this period with its particular quirky attention to character and dialogue (written by Arnold Drake) as well as its, at the time, rather graphic gore sequences as people's flesh is devoured from their bodies in rapid, unsettling ways. The primitive special effects are rather effective, and the flesh eating creatures, when enlarged, are pretty nifty monsters. This movie has some really good energy driving it and is worth a look.