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Mad Doctor of Blood Island (1968)

A man who loves to travel, travels to an island where a mad doctor is creating zombies.

Directors:

Gerardo de Leon (as Gerry DeLeon), Eddie Romero

Writer:

Reuben Canoy (as Ruben Canoy)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Ashley ... Dr. Bill Foster
Angelique Pettyjohn ... Sheila Willard
Ronald Remy ... Dr.Lorca
Alicia Alonzo ... Marla
Ronaldo Valdez ... Carlos Lopez
Tita Muñoz Tita Muñoz ... Mrs. Lopez
Tony Edmunds Tony Edmunds ... Willard
Alfonso Carvajal Alfonso Carvajal ... Ramu
Bruno Punzalan Bruno Punzalan ... Razak
Edward D. Murphy Edward D. Murphy ... Captain (as Edward Murphy)
Johnny Long Johnny Long
Paquito Salcedo Paquito Salcedo
Felisa Salcedo Felisa Salcedo
Quiel Mendoza Quiel Mendoza
Ricardo Hipólito Ricardo Hipólito
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Storyline

A man who loves to travel, travels to an island where a mad doctor is creating zombies.

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Taglines:

All the Horrifying Nightmares of a Thousand Frightening Dreams in One Panic Packed Show. In Blood-Curdling Color. See more »


Certificate:

M | See all certifications »

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Country:

Philippines | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1969 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

Grave Desires See more »

Filming Locations:

Philippines

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Budget:

$125,000 (estimated)
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Hemisphere Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Angelique Pettyjohn claimed that the love scene with John Ashley was not simulated. In any case, it was edited for television and now the uncut version cannot be found. Please check your attic. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Bill Foster: I, a living, breathing creature of the cosmic entity, am now ready to enter the realm of those chosen to be allowed to drink of the Mystic Emerald fluids herein offered. I join the Order of Green Blood with an open mind and through this liquid's powers am now prepared to safely view the unnatural green-blooded ones without fear of contamination. Now, drink your sample of green blood and it is guaranteed that you can never turn into a green-blooded monster.
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Alternate Versions

The 2003 UK Cinema Club DVD was cut by 42 secs by the BBFC and removes all footage of goats and pigs being stabbed. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Brain of Blood (1971) See more »

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Green with Envy - I Think Not
28 May 2006 | by BaronBl00dSee all my reviews

You know you are in one one weird cinematic experience when a prologue to the film opens with some bit about joining the order of the green blood - which has no relevance to the rest of the film other than the fact that green blood is a central ingredient in this poorly crafted, badly acted, and thoroughly fun drive-in exploitation film from the early 70s. Made on the proverbially shoestring budget in the Phillipines with capital and "talent" offered by actor John Ashley, Mad Doctor of Blood Island is really an inexplicable film in many ways. The central story surrounds a daughter going back to some island to see her father who she has not seen in many, many years. A young doctor is traveling along as well(Ashley). When they get there, the two see that there is a dark oppressive cloud hanging over everyone, and it seems it is entirely due to the presence of one Dr. Lorca - resident mad doctor with Roy Orbison shades barking out orders and going on inane diatribes about the fate of mankind, etc... It really doesn't matter as it really doesn't make any sense. Soon we discover through a series of very slow-moving scenes and tight-lipped residents, that Dr. Lorca has been experimenting with plant chlorophyll(yep, you heard me) and human beings(now we can surmise the genius used in making the blood green right?). Well, to spin a not-so-intriguing story short, chaos ensues and the doctor gets even madder - if that were even possible. This movie has all the elements needed to have a successful so-bad-it-is-good movie: ridiculous dialog, hammy bad acting(Remy playing Dr. Lorca is a real hoot for all the wrong reasons), virtually no budget and what budget it does have is poorly used, and atrocious special effects. The "monster" looks just awful and totally unconvincing. John Ashley is okay in his role. You can do a lot worse to be sure, and his female buxom co-star Angelique Pettyjohn will keep you interested while she is on screen(especially during her very brief session in the background of the Phillipine woods amidst terror being reeked by the green monster. Pettyjohn is a real stunner! The real inexplicable thing about this film was that it spawned two sequels. Now, that has me scratching my head.


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