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Blood Tide (1982)

Director: Richard Jefferies
Actors: James Earl Jones, Jose Ferrer, Lila Kedrova, Deborah Shelton, Martin Kove, Mary Louise Weller, Lydia Cornell
Runtime: 99 min.

Newlyweds Neil and Sherry Grice arrive on a Greek Island to search for Neil's lost sister. They find her in the company of Frye (James Earl Jones), a treasure hunter who is in Greece with his girlfriend. Frye's exploits result in the release of a monster from a hidden underwater cave. When the monster begins to attack the island inhabitants the local elders advise that the only way to stop it is to sacrifice virgin women.

Trivia: Filmed on location in the Greek Islands. James Earl Jones played the voice of Darth Vader in the Star Wars films. He was nominated for the Best Actor Oscar for the film Great White Hope (1970). Mary Louise Weller (Sherry) played sorority girl Mandy Pepperidge in the classic comedy Animal House. José Ferrer, who plays the Mayor, won a Best Actor Academy Award for his role in Cyrano de Bergerac (1950). Lila Kedrova, the Nun, won an Oscar for her role in Zorba the Greek (1964). Deborah Shelton (Madeline) was Miss USA 1970.