Thursday, October 12, 2006
Another Drive-In Horrorfest
This one features three features. The trick seemed to be that the third feature was different depending on which drive-in you attended. NIGHT OF THE BLOODY APES, with its wonderful exploitation title, was Rene Cardona's over the top Mexican horror/comedy. Cardona had cut his teeth on Mexican wrestling heroes and knew well how to do cheap exploitation pictures. FEAST OF FLESH was a gory Italian thriller from 1972 notable for an early appearance by Amazonian Sybil Danning. INVASION OF THE BLOOD FARMERS was pretty much somebody's horror home movie and the Filipino production, MAD DOCTOR OF BLOOD ISLAND was just about a step above it. Still, the early seventies were great times for cheap thrills in the cinema! Note the free body parts to the first 350 attendees.