The Woman Hunt

The Woman Hunt is a 1972 film directed by Eddie Romero and starring John Ashley, Pat Woodell, and Sid Haig. It was the last of several films Romero made for Roger Corman's New World Pictures and is an unofficial remake of Richard Connell's short story "The Most Dangerous Game".[1][2][3]

The Woman Hunt
Theatrical release poster
Directed byEddie Romero
Produced byJohn Ashley
Eddie Romero
Written byJack Hill
David Hoover
StarringJohn Ashley
Pat Woodell
Sid Haig
Music byJerry Dadap
CinematographyJusto Paulino
Edited byBen Barcelon
Production
company
Distributed byNew World Pictures (US)
Release date
  • November 1972 (1972-11)
Running time
81 minutes
CountryUnited States
Philippines
LanguageEnglish
Budget$250,000 (estimated)

Plot

Mercenaries Tony (John Ashley), Silas (Sid Haig) and Karp (Ken Metcalfe) kidnap women and take them to an island, where a wealthy man named Spyros (Eddie Garcia) assembles a group to hunt the women. Tony begins to question what he is doing, and helps McGee (Pat Woodell), Billie (Charlene Jones) and Lori (Laurie Rose) escape. Karp and Silas have a falling out, and Karp kills Silas.

Spyros' head of security, Magda (Lisa Todd), goes after the escapees but is killed in a trap. Billie and Lori are killed during the hunt. He and McGee escape to what they think is safety, and go for a romantic swim. Spyros is about to shoot them, but haunted by memories of Magda, kills himself instead.

Cast

Production

Corman approached Ashley to make the film after the success of The Big Doll House (1971), which had been shot in the Philippines. That film's director, Jack Hill, wrote the first draft of the script. Ashley later said that Corman paid for the above-the-line costs while he paid for the below-the-line costs.[4]

Ashley said that the film was originally called Women for Sale.[5] Its budget was estimated as $250,000.[6]

Filming on The Woman Hunt overlapped with Ashley's Beyond Atlantis.[4]

See also

References

  1. Christopher T Koetting, Mind Warp!: The Fantastic True Story of Roger Corman's New World Pictures, Hemlock Books. 2009 p 47
  2. New world to release 7 films. (1972, Mar 30). Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/156861254
  3. Senn, Bryan (2013). The Most Dangerous Cinema: People Hunting People on Film. McFarland. p. 60–69. ISBN 9780786435623.
  4. Lamont, John (1992). "The John Ashley Interview Part 2". Trash Compactor (Volume 2 No. 6 ed.). p. 6.
  5. Tom Weaver, "Interview with John Ashley", Interviews with B Science Fiction and Horror Movie Makers: Writers, Producers, Directors, Actors, Moguls and Makeup, McFarland 1988 p 43
  6. Lamont, John (1990). "The John Ashley Filmography". Trash Compactor (Volume 2 No. 5 ed.). p. 26.


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