Beast of Blood (film)

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Beast of Blood
Directed by Eddie Romero
Starring John Ashley
Celeste Yarnall
Eddie Garcia
Distributed by Hemisphere Pictures
Release date
1970
Country Philippines
Language English
Budget $125,000 (est.)

Beast of Blood, released in the UK as Blood Devils, is a 1970 Filipino horror film. A sequel to The Mad Doctor of Blood Island, it was likewise directed by director Eddie Romero. It is one of actor John Ashley's better known cult films.

The story involves a mad scientist who creates a monster. After the creature's head is cut off, the scientist keeps it alive with a serum he has invented.

Plot[edit]

Upon leaving Blood Island, a ship carrying Dr. Bill Foster (John Ashley), Sheila Willard, her father and Carlos Lopez explodes and sinks after Don Ramon Lopez (the titular "beast") is found on board and goes on a rampage. Don Ramon washes up on the island and heads to the jungle. Dr. Foster was the only other survivor, and after a few months recovering at a hospital, he heads back to the island on another ship. On board is reporter Myra Russell (Celeste Yarnall), who is looking for the story about the explosion.

When Foster and Russell arrive on the island, they find the natives in a state of fear, believing that the old Lopez mansion is cursed. With the village head man Ramu (Alfonso Carvajal) and the ship's captain (Beverly Miller), they search the house and find Razak (Bruno Punzalan) alive. The "green men" return and after a fight, Myra is captured and taken to evil Dr. Lorca (Eddie Garcia), who is alive but horribly scarred.

Dr. Foster and Laida (Liza Belmonte) search the mountains and find Dr. Lorca's headquarters. Laida goes back to the village for help and Lorca shows Foster his latest experiments. He has removed Don Ramon's head and has attached it to machines while the body remains strapped to a table. Lorca knows the head can speak but it refuses to.

The captain, Laida and Ramu lead an attack on Lorca's headquarters and fight his men. Laida finds her father, who shows signs of the chlorophyll effects, and rescues him. Foster shoots Razak. Don Ramon's head controls his body and wills it to attack and apparently kill Dr. Lorca. Lorca's lab explodes, killing all inside, and Foster and the group leave with a box of Lorca's papers.

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Production[edit]

The film cost an estimated $125,000 to produce.[1]

References[edit]

  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

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