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The Twilight People
Beasts / Island of the Twilight People / El Pueblo del Crepusculo / Los Hombres del Ocaso

Philippines / USA 1972
produced by
John Ashley, Eddie Romero, David J. Cohen (executive), Lawrence Woolner (executive), Roger Corman (executive) (uncredited) for Four Associates, Dimension Pictures
directed by Eddie Romero
starring John Ashley, Pat Woodell, Jan Merlin, Charles Macaulay, Pam Grier, Ken Metcalfe, Tony Gosalvez, Kim Ramos, Mona Morena, Eddie Garcia, Angelo Ventura, Johnny Long, Andres Centenera, Letty Mirasol, Max Roio, Cenón González, Roger Ocampo, Romeo Mabuto, Vic Unson
written by Jerome Small, Eddie Romero, unofficially based on Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells, music by Tito Arevalo, Ariston Avelino, makeup created by Tony Artieda

Dr. Moreau

review by
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Fished pretty much right out of the water during a diving trip, adventurer Matt Farrell (John Ashley) is abducted to the island of Dr. Gordon (Charles Macauly), who conducts experiments to adapt man better to the changing conditions of life that over-population might pose - he pretty much wants to create superhumans who're able to live under water, in the air or even space. And how does he plan to achieve this? By crossing humans with animals of course. But for these experiments he needs the best examples of humankind as his test subjects - manly men like Farrell for example. Now naturally, Farrell is less than pleased by the prospect of being turned into a human animal, but he's hesitant to escape as the premises are guarded by Steinman (Jan Merlin), a big game hunter who'd love Farrell's head as trophy, and his men. And then there's Gordon's beautiful daugher Neva (Pat Woodell), who soon enough falls for Farrell, and he starts to care for her as well - and thus, the day before Gordon wants to operate on Farrell, Neva breaks him free, and together with Gordon's other animal creatures (Pam Grier, Ken Metcalfe, Tony Gosalvez, Kim Ramos, Mona Morena), and with Farrell taking Gordon hostage, they try to make it half across the island to the yacht, which is the only means of transportation to the mainland. But there's still Steinman and company to worry about ...

 

Of course, at its heart, The Twilight People is an uncredited bastardized version of H.G. Wells' The Island of Dr. Moreau, strippint it of most of its message while playing up its action aspects as well as macabre details - and turning a bit silly in the process ... and that's of course what makes this movie also charming: So no, it's no longer thoughtful and high brow sci-fi Wells used to write but something more visceral, an exotic and simplistic tale of heroes, bad guys and animal people (including a man-bat who gets a lot of flying done towards the end) that might have seemed a little old-fashioned even when it was made - but that's utterly charming for all its simplicity from today's point of view, and definitely worth watching for all grindhouse and drive-in enthusiasts with a soft spot for the exotic out there!

 

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