The Twilight People (1972)

The Twilight People (1972) movie poster

director Eddie Romero
viewed: 03/31/2018

The Twilight People is a Filipino Dr. Mureau featuring a panther woman (Pam Grier, no less), an ape man, a wolf woman, an antelope man, and a pretty awesome bat person.

And whatever this is supposed to be:

screengrab The Twilight People (1972)

As the 1960’s crept into the 1970’s, the Filipino film industry became more and more inundated with American production money and personnel. Even though this is an Eddie Romero picture featuring stalwart John Ashley, the only Filipinos on screen are extras with maybe a little dialogue and Eddie Garcia in an all too truncated role.

The production values are there, and the picture looks great. And it’s pretty fun stuff, too. Especially the bat guy.

But this isn’t the much more satisfying and unusual stuff that Romero and Gerardo de Leon were putting out in the years prior. Not to discredit The Twilight People, just to give perspective.

Take me back to Blood Island, Eddie!

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