Voodoo Island (1957)

35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Reginald Le Borg. Production began on 26 October 1956.

Plot Summary

Phillip Knight is hired by a wealthy businessman to prove that an island he is planning to develop hasn't been cursed by as the locals believe. Hesoon learns that voodoo is all too real when he arrives on the island and is attacked by man-eating plants and a tribe of supernaturally gifted natives.


* = uncredited

Directed by: Reginald Le Borg
© MCMLVII [1957], Oak Pictures, Inc.
A Bel-Air production. Released thru United Artists
Executive Producer: Aubrey Schenck
Produced by: Howard W. Koch
Written by: Richard Landau
Assistant Director: Paul Wurtzel
Script Supervisor: Kathleen Fagan
Photography by: William Margulies
Operative Cameraman: Ben Colman
Lighting Technician: Joe Edesa
Edited by: John F. Schreyer
Music by: Les Baxter
Theremin: Samuel Hoffman *
Music Editor: Carlo Lodato
Sound Mixer: Joe Edmondson
Sound Editor: Charles G. Schelling
Re-recording: Charles Cooper
Westrex Recording System
Wardrobe: Wesley V. Jeffries and Angela Alexander
Makeup Artist: Ted Coodley
Hair Styles: Mary Westmoreland
Plant Monsters: Milt Rice *
Special Photographic Effects: Jack Rabin and Louis DeWitt
Production Designer: Jack T. Collis
Property Master: Arden Cripe
Locations: Kauai, Hawaii, USA *

Boris Karloff [Phillip Knight]
Beverly Tyler [Sarah Adams]
Murvyn Vye [Barney Finch]
Elisha Cook [Martin Schuyler]
Rhodes Reason [Matthew Gunn]
Jean Engstrom [Clair Winter]
Frederick Ledebur [Mitchell]
Glenn Dixon [native chief]
Owen Cunningham [Howard Carlton]
Herbert Patterson [Dr Wilding]
Jerry Frank [Vickers]
Adam West [radio operator – uncredited]

Alternative Titles

L'isola stregata degli – Italy
Silent Death – USA (reissue)

See also
Zombi 2 (1979)



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