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La horripilante bestia humana
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1972 (USA) See more »
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Half man, half beast, all horror See more »
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This cheap Mexican horror film is a remake of Cardona's Doctor of Doom (1962), spiced with nudity, medical footage... See more » | Add synopsis »
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NIGHT OF THE BLOODY APES {Original Spanish-Language and Alternate U.S. Versions} (Rene Cardona, 1969) ** See more (38 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
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:

Anna Levine
Roger Park
Manuel Dondé ... Doctor (uncredited)
Juan Fava ... El Físico Nuclear (uncredited)
Armando Gutiérrez ... Jefe de policía (uncredited)
Jesús Gómez ... Dueño tienda asesinado (uncredited)
Leonor Gómez ... Mujer encuentra muerto (uncredited)
Regino Herrera ... Detective (uncredited)
Nathanael León ... Jefe seguridad (uncredited)
Elvira Lodi ... Empleada hospital (uncredited)

Directed by
René Cardona 
Jerald Intrator (new footage for US version) (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
René Cardona Jr.  story and adaptation
René Cardona  story and adaptation

Produced by
Guillermo Calderón .... executive producer (as Guillermo Calderon Stell)
Alfredo Salazar .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Antonio Díaz Conde 
 
Cinematography by
Raúl Martínez Solares 
 
Film Editing by
Jorge Bustos 
 
Production Design by
Javier Torres Torija 
 
Set Decoration by
Carlos Arjona  (as Carlos Arjona M.)
 
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María del Castillo .... makeup artist (as Ma. del Castillo)
 
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Fidel Pizarro .... production chief
Alfredo Salazar .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Manuel Alcayde .... assistant director
Valerio Olivo .... sub-director
 
Sound Department
Eduardo Arjona .... dialogue recordist
James L. Fields .... sound supervisor
José Li-ho .... sound editor (as Jose Liho)
Galdino R. Samperio .... sound re-recordist (as Galdino Samperio)
 
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Joaquín Ceballos .... assistant editor
 

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Also Known As:
"La horripilante bestia humana" - Mexico (original title)
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USA:83 min (dubbed version) | Mexico:81 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Australia:R (1985) | UK:X (original rating) (cut) | UK:18 (re-rating, uncut) | UK:(Banned) (1984-1999) | USA:R

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Features footage of an actual human heart transplant operation in two separate scenes.See more »
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Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Extra Weird (2003) (V)See more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
NIGHT OF THE BLOODY APES {Original Spanish-Language and Alternate U.S. Versions} (Rene Cardona, 1969) **, 13 October 2006
Author: MARIO GAUCI (marrod@melita.com) from Naxxar, Malta

This is another notorious Mexican horror film: however, while the original Spanish-language version is quite tame, all sorts of gore and nudity were inserted for the English-dubbed variant (prepared by Jerald Intrator - who did similar duties on THE CURIOUS DR. HUMPP [1967/71] - and, like the U.S. version of that film, had previously been available on DVD through Something Weird/Image)!

I watched the original first and, while no great shakes, it was fairly engaging - especially with a plot as familiar as this one was: a doctor goes beyond the call of duty in attempting to save the life of his terminally ill son; he even has a hulking, game-legged assistant (played by Carlos Lopez Moctezuma, who had essayed a strikingly similar role - though in a more sinister vein - in THE CURSE OF THE CRYING WOMAN [1961]). I know that several Mexican films mingled horror with the "Lucha Libre" (Wrestling) genre but I had never watched one myself; this element is present here - in fact, the heroine is a wrestler - but the two styles are, perhaps thankfully, kept apart (that said, the wrestling sequences are competently done, with some of the moves proving highly amusing).

The doctor's son is transformed into a monster (looking like The Incredible Hulk with mud splashed over his face!) after having had an ape's heart transplanted into him - but, then, when this is replaced with that of a comatose female wrestler, he stays this way and grows a pair of fangs to boot (shouldn't he realistically have turned into a transsexual...though I guess that wouldn't have been very interesting)!! The climactic rooftop sequence in which the monster kidnaps a child and meets his demise at the hands of the police is reminiscent of THE GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN (1942). My favorite unintentionally funny moments in the film, however, occur when the doctor, trying to comfort his son, tells him that he'll soon be cured - only to turn his back soon after on the verge of tears - and also the impatient look he gives his crippled assistant (as the latter staggers slowly into the car) when they're about to chase the monster who has escaped from the lab.

The alternate nude scenes work for the film (these were actually done by Cardona himself for a racier Mexican version entitled HORROR Y SEXO) but its reputation is largely based on the added material showing over-the-top violence, such as an eyeball being gouged out of its socket, a scalping and even a person's head being torn off. There are also several graphic operation inserts which, however, give rise to a goof: while it's made clear that only two people are involved in the operation, we see a third pair of hands constantly holding an oxygen mask to the patient's face!

The film is also said to be a loose remake of Cardona's own black-and-white horror film DOCTOR OF DOOM (1962) but, since I haven't watched that one, I can't say how much of it was actually pilfered for NIGHT OF THE BLOODY APES...

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