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½ August 22, 2017
When a man is starving to death in the Philippines, he makes a deal with the Devil to become an unkillable werewolf. But he forgot about one thing: Werewolf movies are stupid.
September 18, 2015
John Ashley turns into a werewolf that resembles Jim Carrey's Grinch in Eddie Romero's boring drive-in movie gorefest.
October 8, 2014
This film confirms that the United States doesn't have the monopoly on bad acting. A movie from the Philippines, its fun bits include bad Foley overdubbing of footsteps (check out the hard heels clicking on the cemetery grass), yellow smoke that materializes from nowhere with no explanation, recitation of lines that sounds like it is coming from pre-high school level readers looking at cue cards without their glasses, and makeup that looks like it cost at least ten dollars. Good points: Julia's mini-skirts, a TITillating love scene early in the proceedings, repeated boob grabbing (et cetera), cool prison window bars made of rubber, the number 69, and apparently, James Brown playing the "werewolf/Mr. Hyde" character. There are some interesting changes in lighting that may be due to different film stock, the main actor's (heavily resembling Glenn Frey from the Eagles) occasional lapses into a Southern accent (possibly due to his Elvis hair and sideburns when not a monster), a nurse who doesn't know how to perform CPR correctly and gives up almost immediately to boot, a detective who says he will question the FOX (I think he meant facts, but hey, accents can change, see above), a devil cult leader who I believe is supposed to be the devil himself (they don't really prove or disprove this idea), and crazy out-of-control islanders (the Beatles SAID this place - the Philippines - was a nut house!). So, what's the story? Well, the main guy is supposed to be returned to life due to the actions of the cult leader or devil guy. Why? Confusingly written. It seems as though it forgets its own plot as it plods along. Another promising love-a-rub-dub scene culminates in another monster transformation, and he eludes the cops, fleeing off into the night, or is it day, or is it night? (the sky keeps changing) The monster flees to a blind man's hut since he was earlier helped by him. The wife is catatonic after finding James Brown in her bed in place of her Elvis husband. Soon, the blind man helps him elude the cops and the trigger-happy soldiers that are helping them. Then, they suddenly for no reason turn around to give up, but blind man gets shot by a soldier anyway. Dying, he asks the monster to pray for him. When the monster finally starts to, one of the cops shoots him, and this time the bullets work (for the whole movie they have had no effect on him). Everyone stands around to watch him die and change back to his Elvis self, only now his hair is gray (since he's supposed to be "originally" much older than his reincarnated version) but he lacks any wrinkles. Must have been that South Seas air. Finally, we see a snake in the trees who apparently is talking with the voice of the devil guy, as the yellow smoke yet again returns. There is no yellow night anywhere in the film, and the "beast" is out during the day as well as the night, so not sure where the title came from. Rating: D?
½ September 2, 2014
The Beast of the Yellow Night is one of the most forgettable movies I've ever seen, regardless of genre. I say that with an enormous amount of certainty because I cannot remember hardly anything about it. I saw it one time a couple of weeks ago and I've been trying to search my brain as to what exactly it was that I saw. That's how uninteresting this movie must be. I sort of remember the opening moments in a village, but it's all very sketchy and uninteresting. I suppose I can't really write a review of a movie that I can't remember, but being that it was a couple of weeks ago when I saw it, I think that speaks volumes about the film's quality. I know that Roger Corman distributed it and all, but I can't give it a pass. If you can't make a memorable movie, then move on. This isn't one of them.
March 26, 2014
There's not much horror, and what there is can often be too dark to discern, but the film does improve after a slow start at least achieving mediocre status, including the witty banter of Diaz's omnipotence, and equally, moronic dialogue from the sultry Wilcox. There's a couple of twists (e.g. the banished blind man with whom Ashley forms an alliance) that generate some interest and the climax in the tall grass lends some sympathy to Ashley's condemned character, but don't expect too much for your time.
September 26, 2013
I don't know what it is but I really dig this film.
½ May 10, 2013
Bit of a Mr. Hyde story, but slower, duller, and unmemorable. The characters aren't great, the dialog is mostly bland, and the plot overall stinks. Some of the makeup is alright, but otherwise, the film doesn't offer much.
½ August 21, 2012
In a nutshell, it's "An American Werewolf in the Philippines" meets Faust. Make no mistake, this is drive-in trash, but it is trash with a surprising amount of lyricism and pathos. Though the titular beast looks like a botched Halloween getup, "Yellow Night" is the best of Eddie Romero's "man-monster" pics (I confess to not having seen "Twilight People" yet, but rest assured, it's on my film bucket list).
July 3, 2012
Is it just me or does this thing look like a mix between the Incredible Hulk from the TV show and Jim Carey's version of The Grinch?
½ October 23, 2010
Typical 70's drive-in movie fare, with a nugget or two of profundity.
October 12, 2010
dripping with cheesey goodness
January 2, 2010
If they only had $200 million for CGI effects.
August 27, 2008
super cheesy Phillipino horror film thats about a man who makes a deal with the devil to survive death. pretty lame. he turns into a rampaging werewolf character at times so it isnt unwatchable.
August 14, 2008
Sometimes I like my movies like I like my pizza, cheezy and greasy...
July 18, 2008
it's a bad werewolf movie...and the werewolf looks like michael jackson.some of the lighting is so bad in this film that you can barely see what's going on...and after sitting with it, i almost wish the whole movie was lit like that. at least then i could imagine that what i was watching was really good...but sadly, this isn't good. it's bad...and not in the good way.
½ June 10, 2008
The Philippines location filming is about the only interesting thing about this monster horror film. The acting isn't too bad, but the plot is just awful.
½ March 18, 2008
I didn't like this film.
November 1, 2007
Not interested. In general I don't like horror movies.
December 6, 2006
I wonder what this is about, i think ill see it!
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