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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.

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(as Gerry DeLeon),

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(as Ruben Canoy)
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Sheila Willard
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Dr.Lorca
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Marla
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Carlos Lopez
Tita Muñoz ...
Mrs. Lopez
Tony Edmunds ...
Willard
Alfonso Carvajal ...
Ramu
Bruno Punzalan ...
Razak
Edward D. Murphy ...
Captain (as Edward Murphy)
Johnny Long
Paquito Salcedo
Felisa Salcedo
Quiel Mendoza
Ricardo Hipólito
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A man who loves to travel, travels to an island where a mad doctor is creating zombies.

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


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Grave Desires  »

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$125,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

As a promotional gimmick, packets of green "blood" were distributed to cinema patrons, who were instructed to drink it at a certain point in the film. See more »

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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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Drive-in gore feature
21 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

I recall seeing this film at a drive-in many years ago. While I admit to a tendency of enjoying bad movies, this one had some allure because of its exploitive bent. Yes, the script is bad, the acting is also stinky, and there is some screwball operating the camera who keeps playing with the zoom lens, but the movie attempted to expand the boundaries of shock value in its day. An island monster is running around making hamburger of his victims. A not-too-savvy young American with a Ricky-Nelson haircut is on the case. Care to guess what happens next? When I saw it as a teenager it had an impact, but it probably rates as a grade D horror flick. A product of the Philippines, I believe. Am I recommending it? Only for fans of the genre.


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