Brides of Blood
From The Deuce
Also Known As
- Brides of Blood Island
- Brides of Death
- Brides of the Beast
- Grave Desires (USA) (reissue title)
- Island of the Living Horror (USA) (TV title)
- Orgy of Blood
- Terror on Blood Island
- Terrore sull'isola dell'amore (Italy)
- Lusting for women it terrified the land!
- He Changed From Man to Monster-And All He Wanted Was Women!
- Released in 1968
- Running Time: UK: 90 min (cut version) | 92 min (Phillipines)
- Production Co: Premier Sound Films
- Distribution Co: Hemisphere Pictures (I) (1968) (USA) (theatrical) | Ambassador Film Distributors (1973) (Canada) (theatrical) | Motion Picture Marketing (MPM) (1979) (USA) (theatrical) (retitled re-release) | Mid-America Releasing (1979) (USA: Midwest) (theatrical) (retitled re-release)
Cast and Crew
- Directed by Gerardo DeLeon & Eddie Romero
- Starring Kent Taylor, Beverly Powers, John Ashley, Eva Darren, Mario Montenegro, Oscar Keesee
- Produced by Kane W. Lynn, Eddie Romero
In 1959, Phillipino filmmakers Eddie Romero and Gerardo DeLeon first created their "Blood Island" tale for a film called Terror Is A Man aka Blood Creature. Almost 10 years after making that early film they decided to do more of the "Blood Island" movies. Brides of Blood (1968) was the first in a new trilogy of Phillipino horror chillers that took place on an island that usually had some kind of deadly monster who preyed on the unknowing guests and beautiful nude women that lived there.
Two scientists Dr Paul Henderson (Kent Taylor) and Dr. Jim Farrell (Beach Blanket Bingo's John Ashley) arrive on the island along with Dr Henderson's stunningly sexy wife Carla (Beverly Hills) to investigate stories about plant and animal mutation a result of atmoc testing in the Pacific Ocean region. When the guests arrive on the island they witness a funeral in which the corpses body parts fall apart on the beach. As the new guests of the island begin to find out things arent as normal as they should be. The native inhabitants of Blood Island are sacrificing young beautiful virgins to a mysterious creature who was created from radiation experiments. The island is a living monster as well, as trees and plants seem to come alive at any sign of disturbance in the dark woods of the island. This adds a great element to the films already mutated creature storyline.
This film is an extra special treat for lovers of Grindhouse-Drive In Cinema of the 60s and 70s. Filled with sexy nude women (you'll drool when you see the buxom, lusty Beverly Hills in her black nightgown), ultra-gory attacks by the Blood Island Mutant monster and strange natives whos devilish pagan ways keep the films pulse throbbing throughout the films running time.
Directors Eddie Romero and Gerardo DeLeon brought a great style and exciting story to life with this low budget Phillipino production.
Reviewed by Popeye Pete - 6/13/07