Friday, July 17, 2009

Island of Death (1975) aka Ta Paidia tou Diavolou aka Devils in Mykonos aka A Craving for Lust aka Cruel Destination aka Island of Perversion aka Psyc

4.5 / 5 Jul '09
Tagline: The lucky ones simply got their brains blown out.
Directed by: Nico Mastorakis
Written by: Nico Mastorakis
Actors include: Robert Behling, Jane Lyle, Jessica Dublin
Genre: Horror, Exploitation
Length: 108 minutes
Banned: UK
Country: Greece

There are video nasties, and then there is this...which yes is a video nasty but it's more like THE video nasty. This takes the cake for the most perverse and sleazy film I've ever seen...seriously. The thing is, the film is made in the style of oh say John Waters and Herschell Gordon Lewis only way more extreme and unrelenting! It takes place in the island of the Mykonos where we meet a couple who seem to be vacationing...until we learn they are hiding from the law. Why? Well simply because they are monsters! The movies is filled with sexual perversity including a golden shower and let's just say there is a "goat scene" really those were the part of this film that I could have done without! What it does have are some of the best deaths I've ever seen in any movie including scenes involving a lime pit and an airplane! The part I really liked was how it's filmed like a black comedy...while these horrible things are going on our characters are laughing and making jokes and happier than's really freakish and hilarious (if you are demented). This is what Natural Born Killers should have been....although I doubt it would have been distributed! This is one unforgettable film but in that sense, please make sure that you really want to see this before attempting because remember you can't unsee things. Fortunately the low budget made this way less disturbing, and the beautiful scenery in the Mykonos made it extra interesting. This is something that some will absolutely need to see but that most will never want to it's really hard to find. Worth it for weirdos like myself undoubtedly....I was enthralled!

Availability:  On DVD

1 comment:

  1. The sickest "vacation" film ever! It is truly oddball how such a "sunny" film could be so depraved. I agree with you on the goat scene. Not for everyone.