Beast of the Yellow Night (1970)

Genres - Horror  |   Sub-Genres - Supernatural Horror  |   Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - Philippines  |  
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Roger Corman's New World Pictures distributed this seedy Filipino monster mess about a lecherous American soldier (John Ashley, no stranger to Filipino horror films) who saves his miserable hide during World War II by selling his soul to Satan. Everything works out fine until some years later, when Ashley tries to back out on the arrangement and is subsequently slapped with a werewolf-type curse that has him sprouting hair in unwanted places and stalking villagers by night. The werewolf attacks are remarkably gory -- throats are ripped, faces pulverized, and intestines spilled -- but still manage to be boring. No special method for exterminating the supposedly indestructible beast is devised; apparently he gets tired of being shot repeatedly by the police and just keels over -- as does the film itself.

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beast, cannibal, deal-with-the-devil, dismemberment, killing-spree, monster, rampage, soldier, werewolf