Fun Size Review: Brute Island (1914)

A nasty little film about a one-percenter who is disappointed in love and flees to the South Seas, where he styles himself a monarch of sorts and terrorizes the native population with torture, enslavement and murder. This is treated as understandable and sympathetic behavior. One of the nastiest films of the silent era, this film will leave you a bit queasy. There are goofy dance sequences that alleviate the mood somewhat but the whole thing is just horrid on the whole.


How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.

The native inhabitants revolt and our “hero” decides he has had enough of the island life. He returns to America with 0 personal consequences.

If it were a dessert it would be: A Scorpion Lollipop.

Read my full-length review here.

Availability: If you must, this film is available on DVD.


  1. nitrateglow

    Ah, but don’t you know colonialism and violence are the best ways to get over your ex? It’ll make them realize how horrible you were in the first place, thus lessening the chance of their dealing with you ever again. You won’t have to have any awkward encounters, for they’ll run away the moment they see you coming down the hallway.

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