View Full Version : the four skulls of jonathan drake
jack p sampson
06-12-2007, 01:40 AM
this film is a chilling efficient little shocker from edward l cahn who also did invisible invaders, the creature with the atom brain, and the zombies of mora tau among others. it depicts voodoo decapitation very graphicly considering the fact that it was filmed in the 50s. a compact little black and white chiller for a rainy saturday afternoon.
06-12-2007, 02:30 AM
It was pretty cool. Henry Daniell was great and Valerie French was hot. (wish she had appeared in more stuff)
I actually preferred Voodoo Island though. An old favorite that really works in the 50s creeps department, until the climax with the non threatening Hawaiian natives appear anyway.
My favorite from Edward L. Cahn would probably the most well known - It! The Terror from Beyond Space.
06-12-2007, 08:33 AM
Yes, it's a little cracker. Always had a soft spot for VOODOO ISLAND also.
06-12-2007, 09:13 AM
Nice to see other fans of VOODOO ISLAND. It's far from perfect, but there are several notable moments. I love the carnivorous plants. The scene where the little girl falls into one, and then it all goes still really freaked me out as a kid. The movie has so fun dialog too, and at least two movie icons in the cast: Karloff and Elisha Cook Jr.
06-12-2007, 03:34 PM
I think Boris hated VI, and it's easy to see why, it is so silly it hurts. I must admit, I felt sorry for him, TFSOJD is a great little effective shocker and like Shakespeare compared to VI. :D
06-12-2007, 03:34 PM
I love both movies way more than I should, especially Voodoo Island. Four Skulls has some early gore with the head shrinking process.
06-12-2007, 11:39 PM
Invisible Invaders along with Carnival of Souls had some of the creepiest, scariest zombies ever!
06-15-2007, 07:58 PM
I'm sure George saw Invisible Invaders before he made NOTLD.
06-16-2007, 08:44 AM
Exactly, and he MUST have seen both CARNIVAL OF SOULS and LAST MAN ON EARTH also! In his book Mike Psychotronic captions a still from INVISIBLE INVADERS as NIGHT OF THE LIVING DADS.
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