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Beast of Blood (1970)

A mad scientist creates a monster, but after its head is cut off, he keeps it alive in a serum he has invented.

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Eddie Romero

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Beverly Miller (story), Eddie Romero (screenplay)
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Cast overview:
John Ashley ... Dr. Bill Foster
Celeste Yarnall ... Myra J. Russell
Eddie Garcia ... Dr. Lorca
Liza Belmonte Liza Belmonte ... Laida
Alfonso Carvajal Alfonso Carvajal ... Ramu, tribe leader
Bruno Punzalan Bruno Punzalan ... Razak, lead henchman
Angel Buenaventura Angel Buenaventura
Beverly Miller Beverly Miller ... The Captain
Johnny Long Johnny Long
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A mad scientist creates a monster, but after its head is cut off, he keeps it alive in a serum he has invented.

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Adventure | Horror

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Country:

Philippines | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beast of the Dead See more »

Filming Locations:

Philippines

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$125,000 (estimated)
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Mono

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1.85 : 1
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The cave Celeste Yarnall used as a dressing room was also the men's latrine for the male cast and crew members. See more »

Alternate Versions

The British X certificate cinema release "Blood Devils" was taken from the same cut version used for the American TV version. This same version later resurfaced on video, however there was a second British video release that was uncut. It went by the title "Beast of the Dead", it contains some topless footage that wouldn't have got past U.S. TV, but would have been passed by the British censor. However lots of violence obviously hadn't much chance of making it past the censor, especially a gruesome scene where a doctor removes a man's head. See more »

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Featured in Movie Macabre: Beast of the Dead (1983) See more »

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Some Decent Jungle Combat Scenes
23 October 2013 | by Uriah43See all my reviews

This is the third film in the "Blood Collection" series and it takes up where the last movie, "Mad Doctor of Blood Island" left off. As everyone knows from the last exciting movie, "Dr. Bill Foster" (John Ashley) and "Sheila Willard" (Angelique Pettyjohn) managed to survive the explosion at the lab of "Dr. Lorca" (played by Ronald Remy) and were last seen on a ship heading away from Blood Island. However, one of the green creatures had managed to smuggle himself aboard just as the film ended. Sure enough, he comes out of hiding right as this film starts and causes the ship to explode killing everyone on board except for Dr. Foster and the green creature-who is seen slinking into the jungle as the opening credits appear on the screen. We then learn that Dr. Foster was rescued by a native woman named "Laida" (Liza Belmonte) and was sent to a hospital on the mainland. Months later he decides to return to Blood Island and is followed by an attractive journalist named "Myra J. Russell" (Celeste Yarnall) who wants the inside scoop on what happened. Now, although this movie doesn't quite have as much eroticism as its two predecessors, it does have some decent jungle combat scenes if that's any consolation. Likewise, Celeste Yarnall filled in quite well as the mandatory damsel in distress. All in all then, I rate this movie about the same as the last two films and recommend that it be seen after "Mad Doctor of Blood Island" if for no other reason than to obtain some kind of continuity. Slightly below average.


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