MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,428 this week

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

R  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi  |  1972 (USA)
5.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.1/10 from 585 users  
Reviews: 38 user | 63 critic

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 »

Directors:

, (uncredited)

Writers:

(story), (story)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 39 titles
created 06 Dec 2010
 
a list of 33 titles
created 19 Jun 2011
 
a list of 39 titles
created 19 Aug 2011
 
a list of 28 titles
created 10 Jan 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 08 Oct 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Night of the Bloody Apes (1969)

Night of the Bloody Apes (1969) on IMDb 5.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Night of the Bloody Apes.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Julia, a teacher in a school for the deaf, has a hideosly disformed and deranged twin sister that resides in the local looney bin. She escapes to gate-crash a surprise birthday party for ... See full summary »

Director: Ovidio G. Assonitis
Stars: Trish Everly, Michael MacRae, Dennis Robertson
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

Police try to capture someone who is commiting ritual murders of women during Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

Director: Jack Weis
Stars: Curt Dawson, Gwen Arment, William Metzo
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A British couple on a break on a small Greek Island are spreading terror beyond anything the islanders could have ever imagined. Only stopping every once in a while to shag anything that ... See full summary »

Director: Nico Mastorakis
Stars: Robert Behling, Jane Lyle, Jessica Dublin
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

A woman is murdered and her millionaire husband is accused. But is he guilty?

Director: Murray Markowitz
Stars: Elke Sommer, Donald Pilon, Chuck Shamata
Absurd (1981)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A priest comes to a small town to help get rid of a monster whose blood coagulates very fast. This creates problems as the monster is very hard to kill and then decides to go on a killing spree of its own.

Director: Joe D'Amato
Stars: George Eastman, Annie Belle, Charles Borromel
Axe (1977)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Three criminals on a murder spree arrives at a farmhouse, where a girl is living with her paralyzed grandfather.

Director: Frederick R. Friedel
Stars: Leslie Lee, Jack Canon, Ray Green
Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Waldemar, the renowned adventurer, joins an expedition to find the Yeti in the Himalayas. While hiking the mountains, he's captured by two cannibalistic demon nymphets guarding a remote ... See full summary »

Director: Miguel Iglesias
Stars: Paul Naschy, Mercedes Molina, Silvia Solar
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

Runaways are attacked by evil beings from the far past.

Director: Lawrence David Foldes
Stars: Aldo Ray, Meeno Peluce, Tammy Taylor
Nightmare (1981)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A mental-patient, who is troubled with horrible nightmares, has escaped from his hospital. Now on the streets he can't help killing innocent people. But there is one family he is more than ... See full summary »

Director: Romano Scavolini
Stars: Baird Stafford, Sharon Smith, C.J. Cooke
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Three married couples are forced to spend the night in a Victorian-era house where they start getting killed off by a deranged psycho who's bent on claiming an inheritence they are all entitled to.

Director: Andy Milligan
Stars: Veronica Radburn, Maggie Rogers, Hal Borske
Horror | Thriller | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

This is one of many so called Video Nasties about fictionalized World War 2 Nazi POW camp atrocities. A beautiful, nefarious senior female SS officer/doctor (Magall) creates a genetic, ... See full summary »

Director: Luigi Batzella
Stars: Macha Magall, Gino Turini, Edilio Kim
Lisa (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Baby
Stars: Vidhubala, Prem Nazir, Jayan
Edit

Cast

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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roger Park
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

An Orgy of Terror! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Night of the Bloody Apes  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(dubbed)

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

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

Quotes

Dr. Arturo Martinez: It's more probable that of late more and more you're watching in your television many of those pictures of terror.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saved by the Bell: The New Class: Boy II Man (1997) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
They are Apes...They are Bloody...And Lady Wrestlers, too...
5 December 2004 | by (Manassas, Va) – See all my reviews

What can I say about this movie? If you are seeing it, you've already heard about it. If you've heard about it, you know what to expect. It is a gory, sleazy and silly movie...

And, I mean that in a good way. The actors don't seem to know that they are in a low budget movie. Some even seem unaware of the fact that they cannot act and TRY anyway. It is beautiful in its way.

The makeup and special effects are pretty bad. The ape-man looks as if someone slapped a mud pack on a professional wrestler. Later, cheesy looking fangs are added, possibly to show that his heart had been replaced again...possibly to show that the makeup man had a very short train of thought.

The biggest waste in this movie is the lady wrestler who is contemplating retirement after putting an opponent into a coma. She is on the periphery of the plot...a plot where, for example, in the Santos movies, wrestling could've played a large part. I was unhappy not to see her in action against the ape-man...

The actors are generally sincere. The doctor does an excellent job. The zaftig nudity of a lady wrestler is also a welcome change from the anorexia we are forced to consume in today's sleaze.

But this movie is BLOODY. Many scenes are simply stock footage taken from heart operations. But there are gougings, scalping's, detoothings and squishings. None of these injuries look particularly authentic; but, the thought of them might be offensive to some. Definitely, this is an adult movie...

For sheer fun, I gave this movie a seven. If you like sleaze and cheese, see it...


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Warning to folks in the UK Bezenby
bloody ape flick. victorpaskow
Movie delivered what it promised kamikaze-4
The color palette of this movie... tbs1982
Discuss Night of the Bloody Apes (1969) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?