Tower of Evil

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Tower of Evil
"Tower of Evil" (1972).jpg
Directed by Jim O'Connolly
Produced by Richard Gordon
Written by George Baxt (novel)
Jim O'Connolly
Starring Bryant Haliday
Jill Haworth
Mark Edwards
Anna Palk
Music by Kenneth V. Jones
Cinematography Desmond Dickinson
Edited by Henry Richardson
Release date
19 May 1972 (US release)
Running time
89 min
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Budget $400,000 est.

Tower of Evil, also known by the titles Horror on Snape Island and Beyond the Fog in the United States and Horror of Snape Island in Canada, is a 1972 British horror film. The film was shot at Shepperton Studios in Shepperton, Surrey in 1971.


On Snape Island, a small isolated point off the English coast, a series of bizarre brutal murders have taken place. A team of archeologists decide to head to the island to uncover a possible Phoenician treasure, but instead they find a horrific mystery when someone, or something, begins to kill off the curious trespassers.[1]


Critical reaction[edit]

The film was dismissed as mere exploitation fodder by many critics. Film critic Leonard Maltin gave the film a BOMB rating and mockingly said "One of the Horrors of Snape Island is the film itself".

However, over the years, the film has been embraced as something of an underground classic by the horror community. The Terror Trap horror review rated the film positively and said "Think the Brits are uptight, watch 'this' fun slasher flick...". Elite Entertainment released Tower of Evil on DVD for the first time in 1999. On 12 December 2008, Turner Classic Movies showed the film as part of their late night TCM Underground series.


  1. ^ New York Magazine. New York Media, LLC. pp. 11–. ISSN 0028-7369. Retrieved 18 April 2010. 
  2. ^ Tom Lisanti (November 2000). Fantasy femmes of sixties cinema: interviews with 20 actresses from biker, beach and Elvis movies. McFarland. pp. 77–. ISBN 978-0-7864-0868-9. Retrieved 18 April 2010. 

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