Beast of the Yellow Night

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Beast of the Yellow Night
Beast of the Yellow Night.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Eddie Romero
Produced by Eddie Romero
John Ashley
David J. Cohen
Roger Corman
Beverly Miller
Written by Eddie Romero
Starring John Ashley
Music by Nestor Robles
Cinematography Justo Paulino
Edited by Ben Barcelon
Distributed by New World Pictures (USA)
Release dates
Running time
87 minutes
Country Philippines
Language Tagalog

Beast of the Yellow Night is a 1971 Filipino and American horror film directed by Eddie Romero. A full length RiffTrax for the movie was released on August 8, 2014, with commentary by Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett of Mystery Science Theater 3000 fame.


Near the end of the Second World War, Satan saves Joseph Langdon/Philip Rogers (John Ashley) from death on condition he become his disciple. Satan has Langdon inhabit the bodies of several people over the years, bringing out their latent evil. As it turns out, he becomes a hairy murderous beast — a werewolf on the rampage carrying out the evil deeds of the Devil for the next 25 years.



John Ashley had made a series of movies in the Philippines with Eddie Romero for Hemisphere Pictures. When the owner of that company fell ill, Romero suggested to Ashley that they finance their own movie.[1] Additional funding came from Roger Corman for New World Pictures.[2]

The success of the movie led to Corman making a series of films in the Philippines, including The Big Doll House.




  1. ^ Tom Weaver, "Interview with John Ashley", Interviews with B Science Fiction and Horror Movie Makers: Writers, Producers, Directors, Actors, Moguls and Makeup, McFarland 1988 p 42-43
  2. ^ Christopher T Koetting, Mind Warp!: The Fantastic True Story of Roger Corman's New World Pictures, Hemlock Books. 2009 p 21

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