|MAD DOCTOR OF BLOOD ISLAND (TOMB OF THE LIVING DEAD) (GRAVE DESIRES) (directors: Eddie Romero/Gerry DeLeon; screenwriter: Ruben Canoy; cinematographer: Justo Paulino; editor: ; music: Tito Arevalo; cast: John Ashley (Dr. Bill Foster), Angelique Pettyjohn (Sheila Willard), Ronald Remy (Dr. Lorca), Alicia Alonzo (Marla), Tita Muñoz (Mrs Lopez), Tony Edmonds (Willard), Bruno Punzalan (Razak), Edward Murphy (Captain); Runtime: 85; MPAA Rating: NR; producer: Eddie Romero; Hemisphere Pictures; 1968-USA/Philippines)|
|"The pic is
as bad as it sounds."
by Dennis Schwartz
dreary horror pic is a sequel to Brides of Blood
(1968). In 1969 a third sequel, Beast of
Blood, was made. The mediocre co-directors Eddie
Romero and Gerry DeLeon in 1959 made Terror is a Man.
The screenwriter is Ruben Canoy.
Dr. Bill Foster (John Ashley) is
accompanied by his girlfriend Angelique
Willard, future porn star) to the Philippines
and its mysterious Blood Island to investigate
rumors of a mad scientist creating a vegetable monster
that is killing people on the island. When on the
island, Pettyjohn's father is found alive as a drunk.
The mad Dr. Lorca (Ronald Remy) is
witnessed experimenting with a
chlorophyll-based drug that he claims will result in
eternal youth. Instead it creates zombies. The
visitors burn down Lorca's lab, with him in it, and
leave the island.
The pic is as bad as it sounds.
REVIEWED ON 10/30/2015 GRADE: C
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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