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Night of the Bloody Apes (1969)
"La horripilante bestia humana" (original title)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  1972 (USA)
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This cheap Mexican horror film is a remake of Cardona's Doctor of Doom (1962), spiced with nudity, medical footage, women wrestling, and cheap gore shots. Female masked wrestler Lucy (who ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
José Elías Moreno ...
Dr. Krallman
Carlos López Moctezuma ...
Goyo
Armando Silvestre ...
Lt. Arturo Martinez
Norma Lazareno ...
Lucy Osorio
Agustín Martínez Solares ...
Julio Krallman (as Agustin Mtz. Solares)
Javier Rizo
Gerardo Zepeda ...
Monstruo (as Gerardo Cepeda)
Noelia Noel ...
Víctima
Gina Morett ...
Mujer en regadera
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This cheap Mexican horror film is a remake of Cardona's Doctor of Doom (1962), spiced with nudity, medical footage, women wrestling, and cheap gore shots. Female masked wrestler Lucy (who looks like the devil) beats the stuffing out of an opponent - a wrestling lady with a red costume like Catwoman. Lucy finally hurls her opponent from the squared circle and knocks her out cold. Although Lucy's cop boyfriend tries to convince her that it's all part of the show, Lucy can no longer handle the stress of wrestling. Meanwhile, a mad scientist (Dr. Krellman) attempts to cure his son's leukemia by doing the first 'ape-to-human' heart transplant. He decides to put a gorilla's heart into the lad and orders his flunky to "prepare the gorilla!". There is actual footage of a graphic open heart surgery inserted in the ape operation scenes. This of course causes the boy to turn into a big stinky man-ape. He becomes deformed and mutated, as he sprouts excessive facial hair and takes on the ... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Features footage of an actual human heart transplant operation in two separate scenes. See more »

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When the girl is attacked in the park, the fake "grass" is accidently pushed aside, revealing the hard studio floor beneath. See more »

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Dr. Arturo Martinez: Prepare the gorilla.
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10 August 2001 | by (downtown, Michigan) – See all my reviews

I must disagree with other critics here. This is a marvelous Mexican exploitation movie. One problem with the translated title, however, is that there is only one ape in the movie, not two, and he dies early on after having his heart transplanted to a human. Thereafter, a man-ape assumes the role of movie-monster, so he's not fully a gorilla. Apes?? Anyway, much of the movie was made to titilate Mexican male viewers in the era of the movie's release, 1972. The ape-man has a penchant for chasing voluptuous Mexican ladies and tearing their blouse and bra off. For some reason he also likes to rip the heads off of human males. Surely this is the consequence of his animal heart! The movie also features the obligatory masked wrestling women, the heroine in this instance having almost no connection with the ape-man or his evil scientist creator, but the dialogue makes for extremely bad/funny sequences. There is much red paint splattered about and some obviously phony gore scenes. A great and good laugh for the twisted soul such as myself.


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