Beast of Blood (1970)

USA, Philippines, 1970
35mm film, colour, 1.85:1
mono, English

An American/Filipino horror film directed by Eddie Romero.


Directed by: Eddie Romero
© MCMLXX [1970] Beast of Blood Company all rights reserved Hemisphere Entertainment Inc.
Copyright renewed Hemisphere Entertainment Inc. [re-release version]
Hemisphere Pictures Inc. presents a Hemisphere Entertainment Inc. release
Independent-International Pictures Corp. presents a Hemisphere Entertainment Inc. release [re-release version]
Beast of Blood Production Company, Sceptre Industries
Executive Producer: Kane W. Lynn
Produced by: Eddie Romero
Screenplay by: Eddie Romero
From a Story by: Beverly Miller
Director of Cinematography: Justo Paulino
Supervising Film Editor: Ben Barcelón
Music Composed and Conducted by: Tito Arevalo
Sound Director: Tommy Santos
Sound Recordist: Ernesto Cajucom
Wardrobe: Paquito Salcedo
Make-up Supervisor: Tony Artieda
Special Effects: Teofilo Hilario
Art Director: Ben Otico

John Ashley [Doctor Bill Foster]
Celeste Yarnall [Myra Russell]
Eddie Garcia [Doctor Lorca]
Alfonso Carvajal [Ramu, tribe leader]
Liza Belmonte [Laida]
Bruno Punzalán [Razak]
Angel Buenaventura
Beverly Miller [the captain]
Johnny Long

Alternative Titles

Beast of Blood Island – alternative title
Beast of the Dead – US television title
Bestia de sangre – Mexican title
La bestia di sangue – Italian title
Blood Devils – UK title
Die Blutgierigen Teufel – West German 8mm version title
Drakapa, das Monster mit der Krallenhand – West German title
Horrors of Blood Island
Return to the Horrors of Blood Island
Uhyret fra blodøen – Danish title

Sequel to
Brides of Blood (1968)
Mad Doctor of Blood Island (1968)

Brain of Blood (1971)

Extracts included in
Drive-in Movie Memories (2001)
Machete Maidens Unleashed! (2010)


Fangoria no.213 (June 2002) pp.58-59 – illustrated article (Forgotten Horrors: Beast of Blood by John Wooley)
Monthly Film Bulletin vol.38 no.455 (December 1971) p.236 – credits, synopsis, review
The Spectator vol.22 no.1 (Spring 2002) pp.23-45 – illustrated article (American Pictures Made by Filipinos: Eddie Romero’s Jungle-Horror Exploitation Films. A textual analysis of some of Romero’s low-budget horror films by Bliss Cua Lim
Today’s Cinema no.9954 (5 November 1971) p.13 – credits, review

Horror and Science Fiction Films: A Checklist by Donald C. Willis pp.39-40 – credits
Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.27 – credits