Night of the Big Heat (1967) [updated]



Night of the Big Heat is a 1967 British sci-fi horror film produced by Planet Film. Based on the 1959 novel of the same name by John Lymington, the film was directed by Terence Fisher.

It stars Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, and Jane Merrow (Hands of the Ripper, The Horror at 37,000 Feet, The Appointment)

The film was eventually released theatrically in the United States in the winter of 1971 by Maron Films as Island of the Burning Damned, where it was paired up nationwide on a double bill with Godzilla’s Revenge. When it was released on US television it was retitled Island of the Burning Doomed.

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Jeff and Frankie Callum run the Swan, an inn on the remote Scottish island of Fara. Jeff, a novelist in his spare time, hires a secretary named Angela Roberts. Unknown to Frankie, Jeff and Angela are former lovers. The Callums moved to Fara Island so that Jeff could escape…

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