Archive for Blood Island Trilogy

Drive-In Mash-Up :: Grisly! Gruesome! Ghastly! These Films Will Disgust and Repel Those Too Weak to Share a Living Nightmare of the Bizarre! (October, 1968)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 27, 2014 by WB Kelso

Once more, your local censors at work on that first ad, removing the island beauties due to their *ahem* National Geographic-ness. Also, gotta love the dismemberment action in these ads. And with this entry, we officially wrap up Eddie Romero and Hemisphere Picture’s Blood Island Trilogy with the opening chapter of this nefarious, mad-science gone amok series born and executed in the jungles of the Philippines. And taking a chapter from his old pal Sam Sherman — of Independent International fame, aside from producing their own pictures, Hemisphere also imported whatever European schlock that managed to trickle through Hollywood without getting snatched up, including this Christopher Lee snoozer, who runs a knock-off Theatre du Grand-Guignol in Paris as a cover for his other hobby, which involves murdering people by draining out all of their blood. And, hey, lookitthat … We got a Jack H. Harris double-chaser on the weekend with Steve McQueen vs. a giant breast implant and a tropical island adventure with a construction crew, a caveman, and a clunky stop-motion brontosaurs and T-Rex.

All the Horror of a Thousand Frightening Dreams in One Panic-Packed Show! (June, 1969)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 19, 2012 by WB Kelso








Other Points of Interest:

Full film review of Blood Demon at 3B Theater.

Mad Doctor of Blood Island (1968) Hemisphere Pictures / EP: Kane W. Lynn / P: Eddie Romero / AP: Beverly Miller / D: Gerry DeLeon, Eddie Romero / W: Reuben Canoy / C: Justo Paulino / M: Tito Arevalo / S: John Ashley, Angelique Pettyjohn, Ronald Remy, Alicia Alonzo

Blood Demon a/k/a Castle of the Living Dead (1967) Constantin Film Produktion :: Hemisphere Pictures / P: Erwin Gitt / D: Harald Reinl / W: Manfred R. Köhler / C: Ernst W. Kalinke, Dieter Liphardt / E: Hermann Haller / M: Peter Thomas / S: Lex Barker, Karin Dor, Christopher Lee, Carl Lange

Random Drive-In Mash-Up :: A Chilling Living Nightmare in the Blood-Filled Tomb of the Undead! (June, 1970)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 29, 2012 by WB Kelso







According to the IMDB, Beast of Blood premiered in January of 1971 but these ads appeared over six-months earlier. Weird.

Beast of Blood (1970) Scepter Industries Production :: Hemisphere Pictures / P: Kane W. Lynn, Eddie Romero / D: Eddie Romero / W: Eddie Romero, Beverly Miller / C: Justo Paulino / S: John Ashley, Celeste Yarnall, Eddie Garcia

Curse of the Vampires (1966) AM Productions :: Hemisphere Pictures / P: Amalia Muhlach / D: Gerardo de Leon / W: Ben Feleo, Pierre L. Salas / C: Mike Accion / S: Amalia Fuentes, Romeo Vasquez, Eddie Garcia