Wednesday, April 25, 2012
BRIDES OF BLOOD (1968)
This was the first in a trilogy of "Blood Island" movies that starred John Ashley and were made in the Philippines pretty cheaply by director Eddie Romero. This one features a bubbly-skinned, heavy-breathing monster who occasionally rapes and kills a few native women to satisfy himself. The monster is a ridiculous bulbous-headed toothy fellow in an obvious rubber suit but he's definitely the highlight since most of the rest of the movie drags quite a bit. There's also some trees that come alive and get a little grabby which reminded me a bit of THE EVIL DEAD except they leave the raping to the main monster. You also get busty blonde Beverly Hills(a.k.a. Beverly Powers) playing a horny busty blonde lady. There's some nudity and a little bit of blood here and there. I imagine if this thing was ever screened uncut back in the late 60's it woulda probably been a bit shocking for the times. I recall it being shown on TV a lot in the 70's but by then it was cut to shit and not quite as exciting of a watch.