“Night of the Big Heat,” directed Terence Fisher

Movie, 1967

Terrific poster; shame about the film

British character actors struggle to create suspense, with limited props in a science-fiction horror set on a remote, over-heating island. A film which could be worse, though which could be a lot, lot better, with a miscast here, an impenetrable character there, not meshing as well as they do in similar genre pictures. Even the plot, which should be key, is lost under a few bumbling sub-plots. Some dated relationship politics and a love triangle which fails to ignite. Some enjoyment, but mainly at instead of as a result of the film.

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