Mastorakis said he tried to up the sleazy ante of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and while Island of Death has a few politically incorrect moments, neither they nor the film have any power due to its bland, empty, directionless, and plodding nature. The script is said to have been written in a weekend, and it shows. Even the leads being an instrument of god's wrath is underdeveloped, despite often being mentioned.
This rather uncanny piece of exploitation features some truly ingenious expressionistic sequences and a highly stylized sense of spatiality. Oh, and a wonderful score, too.
Particularly recommended to devoted christians!