Satan's Triangle

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Satan's Triangle
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GenreDrama
Horror
Mystery
Written byWilliam Read Woodfield
Directed bySutton Roley
StarringKim Novak
Doug McClure
Alejandro Rey
Theme music composerJohnny Pate
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Production
Executive producer(s)Paul Junger Witt
Tony Thomas
Producer(s)James R. Rokos
Judith Craig Marlin
David M. Shapiro
Production location(s)Channel Islands
Miami
CinematographyLeonard J. South
Editor(s)Bud Molin
Dennis Virkler
Running time74 minutes
Production company(s)ABC
Danny Thomas Productions
DistributorABC
Release
Original networkABC
Original releaseJanuary 14, 1975 (1975-01-14)

Satan's Triangle is a 1975 American made-for-television mystery horror film directed by Sutton Roley and produced by ABC. The plot involves a United States Coast Guard helicopter sent to answer a distress call from inside the Bermuda Triangle.

Plot[edit]

A USCG pilot and his winchman Haig (Doug McClure) answer an SOS call at sea and arrive at a derelict schooner, the Requite. Haig lowers himself to the ship, where he finds three dead bodies along with one survivor, Eva (Kim Novak), cowering in the cabin.

As the pilot attempts to retrieve Haig and Eva with a rescue basket, the line breaks, plunging the two into the ocean. After they swim back to the boat, the pilot informs Haig that he must return to base because his fuel is borderline. Eva and Haig spend the night on the boat, during which time she recounts the story of the storm that killed everyone else aboard. She explains to him that the strange events began soon after they found a priest drifting in the ocean, apparently a survivor of a disaster. Then, she tells Haig of the violent storm that caused all of the freakish deaths on the boat. One man was hurled through a hatch; one is hanging from the ship's mast; another vanished before her eyes; and a fourth man is in an aft compartment, floating in the air.

Eva attributes the deaths to supernatural causes, but Haig has a practical explanation for everything, including the man who appears to be floating in the air. Early the next morning, the pilot returns along with the Coast Guard cutter Venturous. Haig and Eva are transferred from the Requite to the deck of the Venturous, where they board the helicopter for the flight back to Miami. At the same time, Coast Guard personnel from the Venturous investigate the wrecked schooner.

The story takes a bizarre turn when the Venturous' captain calls Haig to tell him that what they found on the ship was not what Haig reported. Right after Haig hears about the discovery, another nightmare begins.[clarification needed]

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External links[edit]

  • IMDb entry
  • "Review:Satans Triangle". CrankedOnCinema.com. Archived from the original on 2014-11-22.