The Beast of the Yellow Night (1971)

BEAST OF THE YELLOW NIGHT is yet another classic from Director, Eddie Romero! War criminal, Joseph Langdon (John Ashley) makes a deal w/ Satan (Vic Diaz), inheriting another life. He becomes businessman, Philip Rogers. With his beautiful wife, Julia (Mary Wilcox), he seems to have hit the jackpot! Of course, as the old saying goes, “When you dance with the devil, the devil calls the tune”, and Philip’s existence soon becomes a nightmare of grisly murder and madness. He is transformed into a monster, resembling a scorched pot roast w/ fangs! Meanwhile, goody-two-shoes Julia tries to save their marriage. Can her love overcome Philip’s bloodlust and break his bargain w/ Beelzebub? Compared w/ other horror films, BOTYN is a royal mess. However, compared w/ other Romero epics, it’s a minor masterpiece! Are the actors like human furniture? Yes. Is the dialogue inane, and delivered in emotionless fashion? Yes. Still, the plot holds together in a strange, dull way. Watch and believe…