Monkeyshines! week concludes at Trailers from Hell with filmmaker Mick Garris introducing “Tanya’s Island,” a bizarre pseudo-sexploitation fantasy by director Alfred Sole (“Alice Sweet Alice”).
New Jersey native Alfred Sole caught some critics’ eyes with
his creepily Hitchcock-influenced but poorly distributed Alice Sweet Alice
(aka: Communion), and soon gave up directing for a more productive career as a
production designer. His penultimate directorial effort is this even more
obscure film starring sexy model Vanity
(billed as DD Winters), marooned on an imaginary tropical island with an
amorous ape man played by Don McLeod, best known as Elizabeth Brooks’ feral
brother in The Howling.