married couple named Neil (Martin Kove)
and Sherry (Mary Louise Weller) travels
to a mysterious Greek island in the
search of Sherry's missing sister
Madeline (Deborah Shelton) where they
find her but she doesn't seem to be the
same after being tormented by nightmares
and other twisted events in her life
along with encountering a drunken and
obnoxious man named Frye (James Earl
Jones) who has a twisted secret of his
own and one of them is a cave that has
some hidden treasure and a monster of
some sort that eats people up whenever
they decide to take a dip in the ocean.
Both Neil and Sherry spots a group of
children doing a ceremony on the top of a
rocky cliff and one of them tries to
sacrifice their life by throwing herself
in the ocean for this creature and they
also realises the residents there are
revealing their horrible secrets to them
We spot a very boring prologue with
a virgin in a cave with a ceremony happening and
it doesn't overly explain itself but of
course that's due to bad writing yet the
directing itself doesn't look too
believeable. There's the odd good performance and the
ceremony looked quite descent but the
film was a bit of a disappointment after
watching it all the way through. Well at
least they tried and it looked better
than most of those other trashy obscure
We have many slow discussions between the married couple Neil and Sherry while landing and trying to
enjoy themselves which look not too
shabby but nothing to brag about.
We have some descent discussions with the main character's around
a table as well as Frye getting stern at times which
seemed a bit amusing.
There's a good scene with Madeline taking a whole set of
perfume type lotion and rubbing it on
herself and going into the water to do so
as well like she's in a trance.
There's a great strong conversation between Madeline and a Nun at a cathedral
in which their discussing something
serious as this was strongly done.
We spot a good camera shot on Madeline waking up from a nightmare with different
clips here and there from the nightmare.
There's many interesting camera shots in
the ocean approaching someone member in
We spot a nice scene with Frye pointing his speare gun towards Neil in a water cave with him acting
aggressive towards him.
There's a nice shot with a group of kids practising their own
ceremony near a cliff of rocks near the
ocean with a girl standing in the middle with the other
kids circling around her singing a chant
in Greek language and then a good
suspenseful shot on her falling into the
her mother crying out and jumping into
the ocean to try and rescue her. This I
had to say looked well done.
We spot a nice shot on Madeline looking afraid and then screaming after
looking an an obscene artwork picture and
then a good shot on her running through
some corridors and then a perfect shot on the nun sitting near a fireplace
and then turning her head showing a
We have some good intense moments with Neil and Sherry towards Frye acting drunk and out of it during the
ceremony along with the odd jumping
moment that involveda character named Lethe doing her performance. Plus we get a good
close up shot on a roast on a fire.
We have a nice camera shot on Madeline lying on a rock in the cave along with Frye swimming into the water trying
to battle the creature.
Bottom line is that I spotted
clips of this film on the Terror
on Tape show which was about a
look at various obscure trashy horror
flick. It was trashy and a little dull at
times but sometimes it was interesting
wondering about this monster in the sea
as well as the nice looks at Greece.
The acting is just
above average but nothing too
spectacular. However, James Earl
Jones (Frye) gives his performance a real
kick in the butt showing a great
obnoxious attitude to his role and
behaving powerfully nasty too. He shows some good blocking by grabbing someone and pointing a knife to his throat which
was well performed. He does well by being stern too in another situation.
I always like Martin Kove (Neil Grice) in his
criminal or bad ass roles but this time
he plays a good guy and still pulls it
off with his full of life attitude and
knowing how to be loud and aggressive too
when necessary. At first he seemed a
little too stale but when the story rolls
he fully gets into it.
Mary Louise Weller (Sherry Grice) tried her best
playing the wife but she seemed a little
too plain. Oh well.
Deborah Shelton (Madeline Grice) was perfect in her
mysterious role of the film seeming
silent which she seemed to come across
mysterious as well as seeming normal too
in other spots. She also had a nice
stunning look to her part too which is a
bonus for a horror film. Plus she knew on how to scream after spotting something. She also does a nice job by acting emotionally frightened when the terror strikes.
Lydia Cornell (Barbara) was not a terrific
actress and made the direction look
lacking since she was basically all looks
and not much talent. There's a moment when she acts sarcastic towards others which needed to be whipped in better shape here. Typical trashy
b-film horror actress.
Irini Tripkou takes
off her top in a water cave bare
Lydia Cornel takes
the top of her bikini off before swimming
into the water and is briefly exposed
with her breasts as well.
There's some blood
splurting out in the water as well as
chewed up body parts in different scene's
caused by this monster.
The music was very cheesy
and trashy sounding but some of it was
quite good listening to some high pitched
woodwind music along with some gloomy
sounds when the monster is about to
attack along with the odd drum thumping
too. The composer was Jerry Mosley.