Blood Tide (Demon Island) (The Red Tide) (Bloodtide) (1982) - Rotten Tomatoes

Blood Tide (Demon Island) (The Red Tide) (Bloodtide) (1982)





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It will come as quite a shock to discover the venerable James Earl Jones and José Ferrer slumming in this Greek-lensed ultra-cheapie about a legendary sea creature aroused from centuries of sleep off the shores of a Greek island by an opportunistic American archaeologist (Jones). It seems the beastie's legacy is well known by some of the island's old-timers (namely Ferrer), including the part about appeasing the monster with a virgin sacrifice -- namely the alluring Deborah Shelton. The exotic locations and the presence of the gruff Jones (who apparently saw this as a paid vacation) lend a great deal of production value, but apparently Jones' salary came out of the filmmakers' special-effects budget -- because the feared creature of ancient legend looks like a sock puppet! This film is also known as Red Tide and Demon Lake.

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Lila Kedrova
as Sister Anna
Mary Louise Weller
as Sherry Grice
Martin Kove
as Neil Grice
Deborah Shelton
as Madeline Grice
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Critic Reviews for Blood Tide (Demon Island) (The Red Tide) (Bloodtide)

All Critics (2)

Forgettable but pretty entertaining sea-monster flick with a good cast and nice Greek locations

October 12, 2005 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Blood Tide (Demon Island) (The Red Tide) (Bloodtide)

A honeymooner tracks his missing sister to a remote Greek island where the weirdo locals and expats are hunting for treasure and dealing with a sea monster. James Earl Jones' performance as a drunken, "Othello"-quoting archeologist is the only point of interest in this cheap and poorly designed creature feature that blatantly rips off better movies (e.g. JAWS).

Greg S
Greg S

Super Reviewer

From Brentwood Home Video 4 Movie Collecyion Of Tales From The Bone Yard. A legendary sea monster is awakened from centuries of sleep on a Greek island by an American archaeologist (James Earl Jones). An island elder (Jose Ferrer) is aware of the legend of the beast, including its appetite for virgin sacrifices," according to the DVD sleeve's synopsis. Elderly Lila Kedrova (as Anna), a knowing nun, is also aware of the monstrous danger. Hopefully, the monster isn't averse to snacking on a few tasty non-virgin women as well, because there are a few to wet one's appetite. In fact, the main "Blood Tide" attraction is watching three very arousing thirty-something women. First, rise to attention for beautiful blonde model Mary-Louise Weller (as Sherry Grice), newlywed wife to handsome shirtless hero Martin Kove (as Neil Grice). Next, salute bouncy brunette Deborah Shelton (as Madeline), who looks swell in either wet clothes or the wind. Then, make it a third thumb up for busty blonde Lydia Cornell (as Barbara). Nobody shows too much skin, but everyone looks good. 2 Stars 8-9-13

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

This has a great cast and some interesting things going on in it, but it's far too muddy. I'm still scratching my head at the incestuous moment toward the end.

Tim Salmons
Tim Salmons

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