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Terry Becker (story)
Charles Dennis (screenplay)
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6 September 1974 (USA) See more »
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They need a special liquid to stay young. It is red, thick and warm! See more »
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Beautiful young girls are kidnapped off the streets of Manila by a death cult that needs their blood to remain immortal. | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Jennifer Billingsley ... Laura

John Considine ... Baru

Judith McConnell ... Claire
Tani Guthrie ... Ranu
Fredricka Meyers ... Ann (as Fredricka Myers)
Chiqui da Rosa ... Bonnie
Elena Sampson ... Hala
Mary Walters ... Eva
Rod Navarro ... Francisco
Vic Diaz ... Police lieutenant
Rick Rhorke ... Sailor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ken Metcalfe ... Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)

Directed by
Terry Becker 
 
Writing credits
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Terry Becker  story
Charles Dennis  screenplay
Lou Whitehill  story

Produced by
Wesley E. De Pue .... producer
Carlos H. Reyes .... associate producer
Terry Becker .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Richard LaSalle 
 
Cinematography by
Nonong Rasca 
 
Film Editing by
Anthony DiMarco  (as Tony Di Marco)
 
Art Direction by
Robert Formoso  (as Robert Formosa)
 
Makeup Department
Cecille Baun .... makeup artist
Mely Sioson .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jose Velasco .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Levy Principe .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
George Rosales .... electrician
 
Music Department
Richard LaSalle .... conductor
 
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Jun Almazon .... script clerk
Vic Diaz .... production coordinator
 
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Baru:Friends? It was understood that you were unknown to each other.
Laura:You make friends quickly when you share a cell!
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Sitting on the fence with this one, 9 October 2013
Author: artpf from United States

Beautiful young girls are kidnapped off the streets of Manila by a death cult that needs their blood to remain immortal.

Apparently, back in the 70's the dark streets of Manilla were littered with hot blonde white chicks. They get captured by crimson hooded guys and offer no resistance whatsoever.

The movie is fairly typical of these Philippine 70's films. Dark, little real action and the same music over and over, all filmed on grainy high speed over saturated 35 mm.

There was a documentary made about these movies recently and apparently, there was little safety on the sets and sometimes stunt men died! I guess Marcos made it very advantageous to make movies here back then because so many cheapo horror/girls in prison films were made there.

This movie follows the same format and if you are a fan of the genre because the films are so bad, you'll probably like it. It's a fun midnight movie to laff at.

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