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The Twilight People (1972)

A kidnapped diver is taken to an island inhabited by a mad scientist and his half-animal, half-human creations.

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Eddie Romero
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Ashley ... Matt Farrell
Pat Woodell ... Neva Gordon
Jan Merlin ... Steinman
Charles Macaulay Charles Macaulay ... Dr. Gordon
Pam Grier ... Ayesa - The Panther Woman
Ken Metcalfe ... Kuzma - the Antelope Man
Tony Gosalvez ... Darmo - the Bat Man
Kim Ramos ... Primo - the Ape Man
Mona Morena Mona Morena ... Lupa - the Wolf Woman
Eddie Garcia ... Juan Pereira
Angelo Ventura Angelo Ventura
Johnny Long Johnny Long
Andres Centenera
Letty Mirasol Letty Mirasol
Max Roio Max Roio ... (as Max Rojo)
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A scientist kidnaps a man and transports him to an island, intent on turning him into a super-being. The man obviously doesn't like this idea, so he tries to escape with the help of the scientist's daughter and a band of half-human, half-animal creatures. Written by Demian Katz <katz@netaxs.com>

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Animal desires... Human lust. Test Tube terrors... Half beast... all monster.


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Country:

Philippines | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beasts See more »

Filming Locations:

Philippines

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Budget:

$150,000 (estimated)
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Four Associates Ltd. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In September 1972, Dimension Pictures was widely exhibiting this film on a double bill with The Doberman Gang (1972). See more »

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Version of Dr. Moreau's House of Pain (2004) See more »

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Certainly has its charms
29 June 2012 | by tomgillespie2002See all my reviews

Successful adventurer Matt Farrell (John Ashley) is kidnapped whilst on a dive by sadistic hunter Steinman (Jan Merlin), who takes him to a mysterious island dominated by the insane Dr. Gordon (Charles Macaulay). Gordon has been doing experiments on the native locals and cross-bred them with certain animals in an attempt to create a great army, and sees Farrell as a suitable addition to his grisly bunch. After escaping with Gordon's daughter Neva (Pat Woodell) and all the human-animal hybrids, Steinman pursues them in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse.

As far as re-makes/re-imaginings of the hugely influential Island of Lost Souls (1932) go, The Twilight People certainly isn't the worst. Choked with massive budget limitations that naturally leads to terrible acting and worse make-up, this Grindhouse effort certainly has it's charms. It is, of course, f*****g awful, but there is a bit of spirit amongst the cast, and plenty of laugh-at-the-s**t-make-up moments. The creatures, which include an Antelope Man, an Ape Man, a Wolf Woman, and most hilariously, a Bat Man, are so ridiculous looking that I could scarcely believe that the actors behind them managed to keep a straight face throughout the film. It does, however, have Pam Grier as the Panther Woman (made famous by Kathleen Burke from the 1932 original), and seeing her rip her way through a number of Gordon's henchman is certainly worth your time.

But the on-the-run second half of the film repeatedly stalls and ultimately bores, as the film seems to be wind down the proceedings in order to sustain an acceptable running time. It is also quite tame as far as low-budget monster movies go, but I have to admit that it added to it's almost innocent charm. The ending, which doesn't really wrap anything up, ends abruptly when I was expecting and almost hoping for five minutes more. To summarise then, certainly worth a watch if you like your movies trashy, cheap, and easy to watch, but a meandering and ridiculous film overall. Though I would recommend a watch simply for the Bat Man, paper wings and all.

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