A group of teenage girls spends the night in an old dark mansion as an initiation into a college sorority. What they don't know is that the building is actually the headquarters for a mad ...
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A group of teenage girls spends the night in an old dark mansion as an initiation into a college sorority. What they don't know is that the building is actually the headquarters for a mad scientist and his hunchbacked assistant, who are experimenting with turning humans into gorillas. Written by
The director's wife is the woman in red who is chased up the stairs. See more »
The opening credits are spoken rather than shown with Big G the Gorilla demonstrating the various actions. For producer, Big G is shown with a bag of money with a dollar sign on it. The camera is referred to as the "picture-taking machine." There are also no closing credits. See more »
This film is worth watching for the fact it is one of the few surviving artifacts of the spook-show era. The spook-shows were theatrical presentations that usually combined horror-related magic tricks and a feature. It was an effective gimmick at the time, and they were very popular from the 30s up to the 60s. However, various factors lead to the demise of this form of entertainment and they are now long-forgotten today.
This short film was part of a spook show presentation. When the film played, the monsters on screen would crash out of the screen to capture screaming young girls (in reality actors with masks who hid behind the screen). Any analyzing of artistic merit would be pointless. In fact any analyzing of it as a film would be pointless. It was created as a gimmick and probably sold well at the time. Viewed today, it is an interesting relic from a long-forgotten craze, the "Spook Show". The DVD from Something Weird Video is a must-buy to fully understand the "Spook Show" in context. The short film itself is interesting and a surreal glimpse of an era long gone. (3/10)
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