Fog Island 2002 Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
Here’s what you get: George Zucco, Lionel Atwill, an isolated foggy island, a creepy mansion with all manner of secret rooms and a dungeon of sorts, a treasure hunt, secret murder devices, furniture with secret compartments, a strange and lurking co-conspirator, a mysterious lady fortune-teller, and a plan for murder! How could it get better than THAT?!?
Leo Granger (brilliantly played by Zucco) is a businessman who was wrongfully imprisoned for embezzlement—this was the result of a conspiracy of his peers. But Granger was smart enough not to alert the conspirators that he was on to them so, when he’s released from prison, he invites them all to his creepy old island mansion for a weekend treasure hunt where he lives with his lovely daughter… and the traitorous pals are all greedy enough to show up!
This 1945 black-and-white PRC film is really just another hallmark for Zucco’s and Atwill’s fine work. It’s nicely packaged by Alpha Video and the print is a good one, full-frame, 72 minutes in length.
This film is reminiscent of a few other superb Zucco movies such as:
The Black Raven
The Flying Serpent
Mad Monster, The
Dr. Renault’s Secret
Now, I have to confess that I’m George Zucco’s Number One fan (see my Amazon Listmania list: “George Zucco… almost live!!!”), but this really is one of the better films of the spooky house mystery genre. And having the great Lionell Atwill in the film is simply icing on the cake. Other actors in the movie include Jerome Cowan (“The Song of Bernadette”); Veda Ann Borg (“Revenge of the Zombies”); and Sharon Douglas (“Our Hearts Were Growing Up”).
My highest recomendation!