I Eat Your Skin (1964)

Review by Carson Hearne

Running Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

MPAA Rating: PG

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Directed by: Del Tenney

Written by: Del Tenney

Starring: William Joyce, Heather Hewitt, Betty Hyatt Linton, and Dan Stapleton

Jerry Gross slapped this film into a double feature with I Drink Your Blood, just to make some money off an old lackluster rip off of James Bond. This film isn’t worth half of what I Drink Your Blood sets up for it beforehand and is a sad excuse for a horror film. I am not rating this like a normal film either. There just isn’t much to enjoy here at all unless you like being bored out of your mind.

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Bond wannabe, Tom Harris (William Joyce), is paid to investigate Voodoo Island. Why is it called Voodoo Island, you may ask? Well, to your surprise, you will find that the island is full of people from an African tribe practicing voodoo (shocker). Upon arrival, everyone is being attacked by mindless, bug-eyed monsters who look like someone just rubbed dirt and mud all over the actor’s faces. In a cliche tidal wave of twists and turns, Tom Harris must get to the bottom of what is causing these zombies (hint: it may be voodoo, or science…i don’t know, maybe both).

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50% of this movie is people dancing and acting out fake rituals that are very uninteresting. The other 50% is full of tacked on characters, a slow plot that goes exactly like any average episode of Scooby Doo but less entertaining and stretched out into a feature length film. The most entertaining parts are when the zombies are running around and giving everyone the death stare (quite literally).

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There is an actress in this film that is in about half the film who is so god damn annoying, it pushed me almost to turning the damn movie off, to be completely honest. I really don’t know what else to say about this film. Literally it’s dancing and bad acting in the style of Scooby Doo with Bond substances. I would recommend you just leave this double feature with I Drink Your Blood. (sorry for the short review, I thought I wouldn’t waste our time with another paragraph or two)

Grade: D-

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