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Release Date:
5 August 1965 (USA) See more »
Terror stalks the nudists!
A giant gorilla terrorizes a nudist camp. | Add synopsis »
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  (in alphabetical order)
Judy Adler ... Girl on Phone (uncredited)
Juliet Anderson ... Miss Johnson - Undercover Policewoman (uncredited)
Janet Banzet ... Girl Waiting to Join Camp #2 (uncredited)
Darlene Bennett ... Girl in Bunk Bed #1 (uncredited)
Dolores Carlos ... Nudist Wife (uncredited)
Gigi Darlene ... Blonde in Lower Bunk (uncredited)
Allison Louise Downe ... Woman at Coffee Bar / First Victim (uncredited)
Marlene Eck ... Blonde in Upper Bunk (uncredited)
Christy Foushee ... Girl with Two Men at Pool (uncredited)
Byron Mabe ... Man in Hospital (uncredited)
Barry Mahon ... Police Detective / The Beast (uncredited)
Joni Roberts ... Girl by Painting #1 (uncredited)
June Roberts ... Girl Waiting to Join Camp #1 (uncredited)
Sandra Sinclair ... Blonde at Bonfire (uncredited)
Marlene Starr ... Girl Who Announces Ambulance Has Arrived (uncredited)

Directed by
Barry Mahon 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Clelle Mahon 

Produced by
Bob Gordon .... executive producer
Barry Mahon .... producer
Cinematography by
Barry Mahon (photography)
Film Editing by
Rick Carrier 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Byron Mabe .... assistant director
Other crew
Clelle Mahon .... script supervisor

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60 min
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Did You Know?

This movie's title is listed on a theater marquee in the background of a scene in the "Hawaii Five-O" (1968) episode "...And They Painted Daisies on His Coffin" from November 1968. The marquee is evident for some time through the window when Chin Ho questions a man in a seedy pool hall.See more »
Continuity: A short way into the film a group sit round a fire at night watching a girl dancing, the fire keeps alternating between piled high and almost burned out.See more »
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Featured in Extra Weird (2003) (V)See more »


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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Surreal Barry Mahon Sex-Horror Gem!, 29 March 2000
Author: Son of Cathode from New England

A gorilla kills nudist chicks. This is one of exploi-king Barry Mahon's most intriguing yet insipid pieces, a primitive tour de force. Maybe primal is a better word. Everything is so damn generic, from the paper-thin plot to the flashback wraparound to the familiar stock music to the bare sets to the title beast. Its like a monument of non- moviedom. Bad-acting bare women with bad accents predominate, surely the movie's sole reason for existence. Oddly, the men all have to wear shorts in the nudey camp. The best scenes are speculation scenes between various topless chicks, struggling vainly to act as their boobs flop about. The ape man, who appears for no reason at all, seems to be the same suit as later adorned Dave Hewitt's shamefest "The Mighty Gorga". Life at the nudist camp is weird; there is a faux-Tahitian motif which suggests "Gilligan's Island" somehow, and people do square dances and sit around campfires semi-clad, looking bored to tears. And this piece of crap is conveyed via deceptively pleasant, well-scrubbed color photography; too bad its photographing so little. Some of the Mahon trademarks are intact: refusal to shoot anything remotely resembling a close-up; long, painful, improvised dialogue scenes by illiterates, and lots of nubile foreign cuties. As the film progresses, logic becomes entirely peripheral. The finale will leave you with cramps. No logic whatsoever. Amazing badfilm classic: "At first I thought it was some guy in a monkey suit!"

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