27 February 2008 | Michael_Elliott
Bad but Interesting
Beast of the Yellow Night, The (1971)
* 1/2 (out of 4)
Horror film from the Philippines is set in South Asia where a man named Joseph (John Ashley) gets lost in the jungle and is minutes away from death when a mysterious man approaches him, offering life to Joseph in exchange for his soul. It turns out this mystery man is none other than Satan and soon Joseph turns into a murderous beast. I had heard mixed reaction to this film but it nearly had me asleep during several moments. There some very nice touches but overall there's not enough going on and we're bogged down with boring talk. What I hate about this type of film is that it spends so much times with the police who have to talk and talk and talk just to try and solve the mystery but the problem is the viewer already knows the mystery so this leads to boredom. The make up effects are actually pretty good and effective but that's about all the film has going for it.