"The Copyright of Dr. Moreau"

Films: The Twilight People (1972)

Alias: Lupa the wolf, Ayesa the panther, Kuzma the antelope, Darmo the bat, Primo the ape, Marie Gordon

Type: Man-Made

Location: Underground/Jungle

Height/Weight: That of average humans.

Affiliation: Evil (Ayesa), Good (everyone else)

Summary: It's time to rip off H.G. Wells for a bit. In this case, there isn't a big enough House of Pain for the man who crafted these poor freaks of un-nature.

History: Dr. Gordon lived on a secluded jungle island trying to perfect his craft. That craft being an army of half-animal people for a supposed "super race". Alas, none of them particularly enjoyed being locked up all day, so they all jumped at the opportunity when some captive humans freed them. But now they have Gordon and a group of hunters to worry about.

Notable Kills: Nothing special.

Final Fate: Ayesa is punished for her predatory behavior by getting bludgeoned to death by Kuzma’s rifle. Most of the mutants are unfortunately gunned down in a battle with the hunters. Dr. Gordon is stabbed to death by his vengeful mutated wife, Marie. The only mutant survivor is Darmo, who flies off into the distance.

Powers/Abilities: Darmo is capable of extensive flight.

Weakness: Anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: 2-First off, their costumes are quite laughable, looking like second-rate Halloween fodder. On the other hand, most of them are actually quite nice, so long as you don't try and hurt them.

Trivia: This isn't actually the first time director Eddie Romero tried his hand at mutants on islands. He previously did 1959's "Terror is a Man".

-This whole film, script and all, was conceived over a lunch break. Seriously.

Image Gallery

At least give them a chance to be civilized.

Experimentation has not been kind to her.

"For the last time, I'm not related to this 'Satan' person!"

I'd flap those more if realism came into the picture.

She must have been quite rowdy.