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Here's the Plot - What's the Movie?
« on: January 27, 2019, 04:07:27 PM »

I own a sci-f/horror movie that I want to re-watch.  Trouble is, I can't locate it because I can't remember the title.

It concerns some people (a couple plus one?) in a small boat who land on what they think is an uninhabited little island.  Their boat drifts away and they discover that there is something deadly in the water that consumes flesh.  Now they are trapped.

Then they discover that there is a scientist on the island doing research that may have something to do with whatever is affecting the water.  He very much wants them to leave.

Probably from the 60's.  Assuming I am remembering the plot correctly, anyone know what the heck's the name of this movie?

(I gave this thread a generic title.  Maybe others can use it to locate movies they are seeking.)
 
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Re: Here's the Plot - What's the Movie?
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2019, 04:24:55 PM »
The Flesh Eaters

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Re: Here's the Plot - What's the Movie?
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2019, 04:30:43 PM »
The Flesh Eaters

That's it!

I went straight to my alphabetized shelves and there it was waiting for me.  I had been trying to think of something with "Island" in the title.

(That was really fast - Thanks!)
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Re: Here's the Plot - What's the Movie?
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2019, 07:14:31 PM »

Watched it, thanks to zombiehorror.

I misremembered the setup.  The boat people died in the prologue.  The people who got stranded came later in a seaplane.

Wonderfully dopey movie.  They killed the monster by injecting it with what it had been eating all along.  They don't make 'em like that anymore. 

They didn't even make many of them like that at the time.  (I wonder what the budget was?)

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Re: Here's the Plot - What's the Movie?
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2019, 07:45:22 PM »
Donít forget FM 29 if youíre in need of more Flesh Eaters fun!
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Re: Here's the Plot - What's the Movie?
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2019, 09:00:55 PM »
Watched it, thanks to zombiehorror.

No prob.  I actually watched this one for the first time a few years ago, fun stuff.

It's from Wiki so take it with a grain of salt but I can't imagine it could have been much more, but possibly way less, than that.

"According to the film's writer and producer Arnold Drake, Tenny Curtis, wife of director Jack Curtis won $72,000 on the television quiz show: "High Low". Part of the money was used finishing the production. While filming on location at Montauk, New York, a real hurricane destroyed the sets and equipment. Production was delayed for a year and the cost rose from $60,000 to $105,000."