Washed ashore after their sea vessel is damaged in a powerful storm, an entrepreneur, a celebrity, a writer, a psychologist, his girlfriend and two sailors wait out the repairs in another boat run aground on the island.
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Matango: Attack of the Mushroom PeopleDirected byIshirô Honda
This is the first Toho film I've seen that is actually creepy and effective in creating a hopeless apocalyptic atmosphere. Based on a William Hope Hodgson story, and a clear influence on Vendermeer's "Ambergris" series, this is much more a tale of the horrors of survival than a monster-feature(though they are here in a sense). The art-design of the mushrooms and fungul growths are both colorful and haunting.