Island of Death (film)

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Island of Death
Island of Death DVD cover.jpg
DVD cover
Directed by Nico Mastorakis
Produced by Nico Mastorakis (as Nick Mastorakis)
Nestoras Pavelas
Written by Nico Mastorakis (as Nick Mastorakis)

Robert Behling (as Bob Belling)
Jane Lyle (as Jane Ryall)
Jessica Dublin
Gerard Gonalons
Jannice McConnell (as Janice McConnel)

Nikos Tsachiridis
Music by Nikos Lavranos (as Nick Lavranos)
Cinematography Nikos Gardelis (as Nick Gardellis)
Edited by Vasilis Syropoulos
Omega Pictures
Release dates
Country Greece
Language English

Island of Death (Greek: Τα Παιδιά Του Διαβόλου, Ta pediá tou Diavólou, literally "Children of the Devil", also known as Devils in Mykonos and A Craving For Lust) is a 1976 Greek exploitation film directed by Nico Mastorakis. It tells the story of a man and a woman, posing as newlyweds, but in fact an incestuous brother and sister, who visit the Greek island of Mykonos and start a rampage of murder, killing anyone they believe to be sinful or perverted. The film was initially banned as a video nasty. It remained banned for several years until a heavily censored (missing over four minutes) version was released in the UK by Vipco. It was eventually released uncut by Arrow Films in 2011.


Director Nico Mastorakis was inspired to make the film after observing the financial success of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. He has gone on record as saying that he had no artistic motivations, but the film has attained some respect as a cult curio among exploitation fans nonetheless.

Critical reception[edit]

Allmovie's review of the film was mixed, writing "this graphic Grecian proto-slasher is one of the most perverse exploitation films released to the public, a laundry list of outrages that will cause the viewer to wonder what kind of mind could conceive such a monstrosity."[2]


  1. ^ "Island Of Death Home Page". Retrieved 29 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Fred Beldin. "Island of Death (1975)". Allmovie. Retrieved 29 June 2012. 

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