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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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They rip, they claw, they tear you to pieces! See more »

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Was added to the video nasty list and remained there throughout the panic. The banned video gained attention due to its pre-cert video cover featuring bloody surgeon's hands holding a scalpel, with the caption "Warning: this film contains scenes of extreme and explicit violence." 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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yawn - kind of boring yet also very funny
7 April 2000 | by (US) – See all my reviews

Night of the Bloody Apes has to be one of the most trashiest movies I've ever seen. It's Mexican horror at it's best/worst depending on how you look at it. You've got unintentionally funny dialogue, wrestling women, real open heart surgery, a man in an ape mask, and a bit of scalp ripping, eyeball gouging. It's kind of tame in terms of graphic violence nowadays, but I can't imagine what it was like back on it's first release.

The "plot" or lack thereof goes as this--

A young man is dying of a severe illness, so his dad (who is a physician), decides to transplant an ape's heart into him, in an incredibly gory scene where real heart transplant footage is shown.

After the operation things seem to be going well until the small side effects show up. The result is a maniacal monster ( a man in a cheap Halloween ape mask) with an insatiable lust for blood.

Sounds like a winner, huh? I thought so. It's quite funny at times although not on purpose.

Only recommended if you're looking for a trashy, outdated, funny, low-budget, gory grade Z movie. YES!


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