Fog Island (1945)

Article #904 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 9-5-2003
Posting Date: 2-2-2004
Directed by Terry Morse
Featuring George Zucco, Lionel Atwill, Veda Ann Borg

An industrialist framed for embezzlement invites a group of people to his house on an isolated island to wreak vengeance.

This isn’t the only movie to feature both Zucco and Atwill, but of the others, THREE COMRADES doesn’t appear to be a horror movie in any respect (I haven’t seen it, though), and HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN never featured them in the same scene; in this one, they share the screen several times. It’s another poverty row horror from PRC, and as usual, it doesn’t look quite as cheap as it probably was, at least partially due to the nice sets in use throughout. The story has some nice points, particularly when the guests receive an assortment of curious party favors that are supposed to lead them to a treasure, but things get a little confusing at times and certain characters seem extraneous. Otherwise, it’s a fitfully amusing revenge movie with horror overtones.


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