Isle of the Dead 03/30/21
The WAC comes through with another Val Lewton classic, this one starring Boris Karloff as Greek General caught in an outbreak of the Plague, who quarantines some superstitious civilians on a lonely island — and then goes mad, believing one of them to be a vampire-like devil’s pawn. The shocks are low-key but even the critic James Agee said that the last reels were a series of major scares! It’s all based on the famous Arnold Böcklin painting — one of the spookiest paintings ever. With Ellen Drew, Marc Cramer, Ernst Deutsch, Katherine Emery and our favorite Skelton Knaggs. Reviewed by Charlie Largent! On Blu-ray from The Warner Archive Collection.