Bermuda Triangle, The (1978)

1.5 out of 5

Gloria Guida is in this but has little screen time. For three quarters of the movie Gloria is in a coma and then opens her eyes briefly. Then Gloria dies. Justerini and Brooks have more screen time, are equally immobile and yet get far more camera close-up love.

René Cardona Jr. directs the film and it is far too long, a bit of a mess and there is far too much talking about nothing. It does get better in the final quarter where a supernatural doll possesion subplot comes to the fore giving the film a bit of a Gates of Hell Trilogy feel. However it is all too little, too late.

The Oscar for inane dialogue has to be awarded to hairy heartthrob Hugo Stiglitz and he delivers with such conviction too! It all has something to do with the Bermuda Triangle apparently. What exactly, however, is not so clear but the title suggests this is indeed the case.

Features some nice underwater footage but it is a pity so many sharks had to die to make this nonsense.

Maurizio Merli header graphic courtesy of Paddy O'Neill of Foxyfide Graphics