Beast of the Yellow Night (2001) Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
Eddie Romero and John Ashley are at it again!! Yup, another goofball Filipino horror flick, this time moving us from Blood Island to an undetermined town in Southeast Asia.
Romero’s script is a total mess with a zillion confusing plotholes. I won’t even try to describe it all coz it’ll make your head hurt trying to analyze it, and a film like this shouldn’t require that kind of thinking. All you really need to know is that Ashley plays a rich businessman who has made a deal with the devil to more or less do evil things and bring out the evil in everyone he meets. He starts to develop a conscience about this though. As an added bonus to his curse, he transforms into a wrinkled gray faced monster at night, and in the Lon Chaney, Jr. tradition, goes about slaughtering and eating folks. For s**ts and giggles I suppose. Turning into a monster is a hindrance for Ashley coz it messes up his hair and sideburns. He meets a blind man who might hold the key to freedom.
That’s all the plot you really need. If you enjoy the Romero/Ashley team(and who doesn’t?), most likely you’ll check this out. Unfortunately it isn’t as entertaining as the Blood Island films, and tends to drag. Ashley is supposed to be cold and evil, but John Ashley can probably never come across as evil.
The DVD includes an intro to the film done by B movie extraordinaire, Fred Olen Ray. This is also available in the bonus features which doesn’t make much sense since it already played before the movie. Plus there are a few vintage Drive-In advertisements and a nice documentary, “Remembering John Ashley” that runs about half an hour.
About Beast of the Yellow Night (2001)
Starring: John Ashley, Mary Charlotte Wilcox, Leopoldo Salcedo, Eddie Garcia, Ken Metcalfe
Runtime: 100 minutes
Director: Eddie Romero