THE TWILIGHT PEOPLE

Eddie Romero, USA, 1972, VCI Entertainment, Cult

“A Philippines jungle-filmed combination of The Most Dangerous Game and The Island of Dr. Moreau . . . this is one of the better Filipino horror movies from the early ‘70s.” - ACIDEMIC

Eddie Romero was THE great midnight movie auteur of the Philippines, a fearless DIY-slinger who mentally scarred generations. After completing his infamous Blood Island trilogy, he melded THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME and THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU into a scandalously manimalistic amalgamation of both that’s somehow like nothing else you’ll ever see. A wayward adventurer (Romero’s go-to screen hunk John Ashley) washes up on a mad doctor’s beach, and finds himself hunted among a subhuman menagerie that includes an airborne man-bat and the incomparable Pam Grier as The Panther Woman. If this doesn’t sound like a good time to you, get the heck out of here.

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Details

  • 81 mins.
  • Color
  • 1.85:1

Formats

  • DCP

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