Voodoo Island

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Voodoo Island
Voodoo Island.jpg
Directed by Reginald Le Borg
Produced by Howard W. Koch
Written by Richard H. Landau
Starring Boris Karloff
Beverly Tyler
Murvyn Vye
Elisha Cook Jr.
Music by Les Baxter
Cinematography William Margulies
Edited by John F. Schreyer
Bel-Air Productions
Distributed by United Artists (1957, original) MGM (2005, DVD)
Release date
  • February 1957 (1957-02) (U.S.)
Running time
82 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $150,000[1]

Voodoo Island is a 1957 horror film directed by Reginald Le Borg and written by Richard H. Landau. The cast includes Boris Karloff, Elisha Cook Jr. and Rhodes Reason. The film is set in the South Pacific and was filmed on Kauai, Hawaii back to back with Jungle Heat.[1]


Production notes[edit]

This was Adam West's first appearance in a film.[2] Howard W. Koch and Aubrey Schenck's Bel-Air Productions signed Boris Karloff for a three-picture deal with Voodoo Island being the first one.[3]


After being released theatrically by United Artists in 1957, the film was briefly re-titled Silent Death for its 1962 theatrical re-release.[4]

On September 20, 2005, MGM (which owns United Artists) released Voodoo Island and The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake together in a DVD double bill, marking the date as the first time the film was ever released on any form of home-viewing media.[5]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ a b Stephen Jacobs, Boris Karloff: More Than a Monster, Tomohawk Press 2011 p 391-392
  2. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001842/#Actor
  3. ^ p.215 Weaver, Tom Howard W. Koch Interview in Interviews with B Science Fiction and Horror Movie Makers: Writers, Producers, Directors, Actors, Moguls and Makeup McFarland, 1 Jan 2006
  4. ^ Voodoo Island (1957)
  5. ^ Amazon: Voodoo Island/The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake