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La horripilante bestia humana
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Release Date:
1972 (USA) See more »
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Half man, half beast, all horror See more »
Plot:
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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Prepare the gorilla! Possibly the pinnacle of Mexican schlock 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.)
 
Makeup Department
María del Castillo .... makeup artist (as Ma. del Castillo)
 
Production Management
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)
 
Editorial Department
Joaquín Ceballos .... assistant editor
 

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Additional Details

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

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Trivia:
Features footage of an actual human heart transplant operation in two separate scenes.See more »
Goofs:
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:Prepare the gorilla.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Fear, Panic & Censorship (2000) (TV)See more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Prepare the gorilla! Possibly the pinnacle of Mexican schlock, 3 July 2007
Author: TheMarquisDeSuave from Worcester, MA

This was one of the most puzzling entries on the legendary Video Nasty list. Cult film fans are no doubt familiar with this list compiled by British censors of horror films deemed unfit for the public. Many of the films' inclusions were certainly warranted ("Cannibal Holocaust", "Antropophagus", "Faces of Death"). However, "Night of the Bloody Apes" didn't deserve its inclusion on the list. Sure, there's sex and gore, but its so cheaply made and silly that its impossible to find even remotely offensive. Even the grisly heart surgery footage is so blatantly spliced in it becomes amusing. Where the film does warrant inclusion however is on a list of the all-time greatest bad movies. Mexico in the 60s produced many unintentionally hilarious and bizarre schlock films (such as the Santo series and "The Brainiac"), and "Night of the Bloody Apes" is possibly the most campy one of them all. Its just like the early 60s entries except with lots of gore and nudity.

There are several reasons why this bad film is so entertaining to watch. The concept itself (a scientist attempting to save his son from dying from leukemia by transplanting a gorilla's heart into him) is ridiculous and not exactly disturbing material. The female wrestling footage is also great fun to watch. The gore effects are laughably over-the-top and the dubbed dialog provides many snickers (my personal favorite being "Perhaps you have been seeing on your television too many pictures of terror"). The nudity and sexual violence are so silly they're hardly offensive. Also, the performances are hilarious. There's several admirable attempts at creating sympathetic characters, but the acting is so camp (with several hilarious emoting scenes), any chances of depth to the film is completely squandered. Despite the abundance of tasteless elements, this film retains the sense of nativity and innocence that trademarked the country's earlier b-films. "Night of the Bloody Apes" may as well be the pinnacle of Mexican schlock and one of the greatest bad movies ever made. (7/10)

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