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Brides of Blood (1968)

 |  Horror, Sci-Fi  |  May 1968 (USA)
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Natives of a tropical island have to contend with man-eating plants and animals, mutations caused by radioactivity. Virgin sacrifices become the norm. A small group of interlopers become caught up in the mayhem.

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Carla Henderson (as Beverly Hills)
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Jim Farrell
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Alma
Mario Montenegro ...
Esteban Powers
Oscar Keesee ...
Capt. Macbee
Ely Ramos Jr.
Bruno Punzalan ...
Goro
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Arcadio
Pedro Navarro
Carmelita Estrella
Quiel Mendoza
Willie Tomada
Ben Sanchez
Angelita Alba
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Natives of a tropical island have to contend with man-eating plants and animals, mutations caused by radioactivity. Virgin sacrifices become the norm. A small group of interlopers become caught up in the mayhem.

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Reissued in the late '70s under the new title "Grave Desires," on a double bill with Count Dracula's Great Love (1973), now retitled "Cemetery Girls." See more »

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In the scene where the characters are attacked by a killer moth inside a native hut, the wires moving the moth about are clearly visible. See more »

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Featured in Movie Macabre: The Island of Living Horror (1983) See more »

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A Pulpy Funhouse of a Movie
24 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wow, does this flick make for one wild and woolly experience! "Brides of Blood" (1968), the first adventure in the Blood Island trilogy, must be deemed, along with 1959's "Terror Is A Man," one of the crown jewels of Filipino horror cinema. In it, 1950s star John Ashley plays Jim Farrell, a Peace Corps worker who comes to the eponymous Blood Island in the Philippines. He is accompanied by naturalist Dr. Henderson, who wants to study the effects of recent nearby nuke tests on the island's flora and fauna, as well as by Henderson's randy, bubble-bosomed wife, played by Beverly Hills (love that name!). This film is some kind of ultimate drive-in experience, and throws in much to ensure a memorable time. Thus, there are some scary, groping, mutated trees (still not as scary as the ones in "The Wizard Of Oz," though), sacrificed topless maidens, gaggles of scampering little people (that IS the PC expression at the moment, right?), battles with torches, bolos and flare guns, AND a roaring, woman-hungry monster that beggars my poor powers of description. Please don't get me wrong; this is certainly not anybody's idea of a quality film (even my beloved "Psychotronic Encyclopedia" calls it "terrible"). It is somewhat shoddily put together, and features God-awful dubbing and egregious day-for-night photography. Still, it does offer truly exotic Filipino atmosphere, interesting characters, decent-enough acting, and eerie native chants. Plus, the film culminates with a wild, celebratory native mating dance that must be seen to be believed; a most satisfactory windup. The bottom line is that I can't imagine any fan of sci-fi, horror or action films not enjoying this pulpy funhouse of a movie on some level. Recommended.


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