AGFA August: Attack of the Beast Creatures (New Restoration)

USA | 1985 | 80 min. | Mike Stanley

August 8, 2024

AGFA August

A group of survivors wash up on the shores of a seemingly deserted island after their ship capsizes.It slowly becomes apparent that the island is home to a tribe of small doll-like creatures, who begin stalking and killing the survivors one by one.

Introduced by AGFA Executive Director Jackson Cooper.

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Thursday, August 8, 2024

A beloved regional horror vortex that was conjured in Connecticut, Attack of the Beast Creatures is a triumph of low budget ingenuity. In an unknown galaxy, a group of travelers crash their boat on an island. At first, all is well. But when a man takes a dip in an acid lake and becomes a steaming pile of gloop, it's clear that there's trouble in paradise. That's when the cult of demon dolls reveal themselves and their appetite for eating faces. Fueled by outrageous gore, a sublime synthesizer score, and jaw-dropping puppet effects, this is what happens when a mid-century creature feature collides with DIY surrealism and everyone wins. AGFA is honored to present Attack of the Beast Creatures—originally known as Hell Island—on the big screen for the first time in decades, featuring a restoration from the original 16mm camera negative.

  • Director: Mike Stanley
  • Principal Cast: Robert Nolfi, Julia Rust, Robert Lengyel, Lisa Pak, Frank Murgalo, John Vichiola, Kay Bailey, Frans Kal, Robert T. Firgelewski
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1985
  • Running Time: 80 min.
  • Producer: Michael Stanley William R. Szlinsky
  • Screenplay: Robert A. Hutton
  • Cinematographers: Robert A. Hutton
  • Editors: Robert A. Hutton
  • Music: John P. Mozzi
  • Filmography: Tales From Beyond (2010), Dead is Dead (1992)
  • Language: English