This list was intended to be a compilation of horror and other genre films set on islands, beaches and other exotic locations. It seemed to be warping into a more generalized Tiki themed movie list. So after trimming the fat a bit, I cut out all the non-horror and I’m going to create a separate list for those films.
After seeing Brides of Blood and the Creature from the Haunted Sea I realized that monsters on islands is a sub-genre I really enjoy. I recently watched the Fiend of Dope Island for the first time, not a monster movie but with a lot of similarities in setting and camp value I found myself being taken in by the mid-century island atmosphere. I debated whether or not I should include extreme horror such as Cannibal Holocaust and the likes, but ultimately decided they didn’t fit the precise island theme I want this list to exemplify. However, I would be remiss to exclude classics such as Creature from the Black Lagoon, Island of Lost Souls and I Walked with a Zombie as they are rudimentary examples of the atmosphere this list represents.
That being said, there are a heck of a lot of these great films that aren’t in the Mubi database for whatever stupid reason…
From Hell it Came
Fiend of Dope Island
Battle on Blood Island
Moro Witch Doctor
Zulu Death Mask
Definitely not done here. To be continued!…Read less