La Isla de la Muerte (1966)

Genres - Horror, Science Fiction  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - Spain, West Germany  |  
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Mel Welles, who faced the wrath of a man-eating plant as florist Gravis Mushnik in Roger Corman's Little Shop of Horrors, moves to the other side of the camera to direct a film featuring even more specimens of carnivorous plant-life. Cameron Mitchell portrays the evil, worm-munching Von Wesser, a homicidal horticulturist on a remote island who breeds several forms of monstrous hybrid plants which feed on human blood. His routine practice of feeding wealthy tourists to the hungry foliage proves his undoing when intrepid shutterbug David Moss (George Martin) catches on. Silly but fun, this campy Spanish production benefits from some wonderfully seedy (no pun intended) character types whose unpleasant behavior makes their gruesome deaths particularly satisfying.

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flesh-eating, plants [botany], monster, island, man-eater, tree