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By Richard Laymon

Whilst 8 humans pass on a cruise within the Bahamas, they plan to swim, sunbathe and chill out. Getting shipwrecked is easily no longer within the script. yet after the yacht blows up they are stranded on a abandoned island, and there is a maniac at the free.

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