Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Eddie Romero July 7 1924 - May 28 2013

   Word came today that Filipino director/producer/writer (and all around movie guy) Eddie Romero has passed away at the age of 88. He started making movies after WWII and in 1959 produced the Island of Dr. Moreau inspired Terror Is a Man. Soon after, working independently and along with Sam Sherman & Hemisphere Pictures, plus Roger Corman's New World Company among others he became THE Filipino exploitation/drive-in movie industry.

   He was the man behind (and in front of) many classics including Brides of Blood (1968),  Mad Doctor of Blood Island (1968), Beast of Blood (1971), Black Mama White Mama (1972), Beast of the Yellow Night (1971), Savage Sisters (1974), Sudden Death (1977) and bunches of others. I know what I'll be watching tonight.

1 comment:

  1. It was a bit strange that I was writing a review for SUDDEN DEATH, than about an hour or so later discovered he had passed away.