Here's the double bill poster for this and DAUGHTERS OF SATAN. Probably a good way to to explain this flick is like... Dr. Moreau meets the Most Dangerous Game, but this time it all takes place in the Phillipines! Dungeon Pal Harry (THE WEREWOLF) Lauter plays Stewart Victor, the man with the rifle.
These two movies are the only ones ever produced by A & S Productions! And, SUPERBEAST doesn't even involve that infamous Filipino location... Blood Island!
The music is great! It's by the very talented Richard LaSalle, Richard also composed the music for HANDS OF A STRANGER, THE DAY MARS INVADED EARTH, TWICE-TOLD TALES, THE TIME TRAVELERS, PIRANHA, DAUGHTERS OF SATAN, DOCTOR DEATH: SEEKER OF SOULS and THE THIRSTY DEAD!
Awrat then!.. Looks like Ralphie, The Lil' 4-Eyed Freak Hunchback Tarantula Dungeon Helper, is at the big red 'GO' button with digit erect, ready to roll tonight's Eariffic Earclip for you'se listening pleasure! Push that button, Ralphie!!.. SUPERBEAST!
Here's Harry being rude to the snoopy Dr. Alix Pardee, she heard that another doctor in the Phillipines invented a serum that makes humans revert to a "prehistoric" state and she wants to investigate. Little does she know that Harry's involved in the sleazy activity!
After the plane ride, it's off on a cruise ship to the island.
We'd never pass up a chance to show the world famous... (ta da...) Cosmos Restaurant, where you can get Coke, no Pepsi!
Speaking of colas, here's a great little story! I used to work with a guy who, at one time, worked for Pepsi Cola in Fresno. He said that during a company party one year, they hired a skywriter to write 'PEPSI' real big in the sky above them, as the final icing on the party cake. They watch as the knucklehead spells out... 'P-E-S-P-I!'
She has to take a river canoe to their final destination, but ends up going over the falls!
She gets rescued and ends up at Dr. Bill Fleming's place, and that's the guy she went there to find!.. How convenient. The doctor's played by Craig Littler, Craig was Jason Of Star Command!
Antoinette Bower plays Dr. Pardee, she did a ton of TV series that include THE AQUANAUTS, HAVE GUN - WILL TARVEL, THRILLER, KRAFT MYSTERY THEATER, PERRY MASON, TWILIGHT ZONE, THE WILD WILD WEST, I SPY, THE FUGITIVE, THE INVADERS, STAR TREK, THE BIG VALLEY, BONANZA, GET SMART, HOGAN'S HEROES, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE, IRONSIDE, COLUMBO and THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN!
Dude, jeez, c'mon!.. I said you're just gonna have to wait a freakin' minute, I gotta take a leak, now!! Okay??!
Yow, they're dressed alike! And, how I hate those tight white pants with them idiotic looking pockets!!
My favorite shot of Antoinette in this flick!
The doc shows slides of his early experiments...
There are some very nice locations.
Okay everbloody, time out!.. Here's your fruity treat, so dig in!! Just don't slice off a finger!!!
Finally, the antidote the doctor has been using on himself fails to work and he starts reverting back into a primitive! The convincing makeup was by John (PLANET OF THE APES) Chambers.
At the very end, Harry gets his and the doc wanders back into the jungle where he belongs!