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May 1968 (USA) See more »
A Brutal Orgy of Ghastly Terror! See more »
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. | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Gerardo de Leon 
Eddie Romero 
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Cesar Amigo (written by) (as Cesar J. Amigo)

Produced by
Kane W. Lynn .... executive producer
Eddie Romero .... producer

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Also Known As:
"Danger on Tiki Island" - USA (video title)
"Grave Desires" - USA (reissue title)
"The Island of Living Horror" - USA (TV title)
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97 min | UK:90 min (cut version)
Color (Eastmancolor)
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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 »
Revealing mistakes: 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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Exploitation Fans Should Enjoy, 17 March 2012
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Brides of Blood (1968)

** (out of 4)

Crazy cult film from the Philippines centers on three researchers (John Ashley, Kent Taylor, Beverly Hills) who arrive on Blood Island to see if radiation has caused any problems. Soon they realize that certain trees are alive and attacking people but even worse is a deformed monster who the locals are giving "brides" to, which it then eats. BRIDES OF BLOOD isn't a well-made movie so if you're looking for class then it's best to go watch the Val Lewton horror movies. If you're looking for cheap exploitation then this here should be right up your alley. I will start off by saying the 92-minute running time is way too long for a movie like this because with an exploitation film you want the goods and nothing else. There are a few too many dialogue scenes that really stretch the running time out and I think the film could have been more entertaining without all of these. With that said, there are some really memorable moments to be found here and they're good enough to make this a cult film. The highlight is without question the monster, which is hard to describe because it's just something you have to see to fully believe. If I had to describe it I'd say it's a mutated pile of spinach with a mouth and pointy teeth. The look of this thing is so silly but at the same time you can't help but be entertained by it. Another good thing are the really bad special effects of the trees attacking people. There's a reason killer tree movies are kept limited and it's because the effects look so silly. It's obvious that in many scenes it's the actors "moving" the trees to make it appear that they're the ones moving and attacking them. The Philipeans setting is another major plus because it just gives the film a cheap look but it also contains some nice atmosphere that really jumps off the screen. Both Ashley and Taylor sleepwalk through their roles but they're still fun to see. BRIDES OF BLOOD certainly isn't a classic but if you enjoy exploitation then there's enough here to make it worth sitting through.

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