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1969 (USA) See more »
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A circus owner and a lady trapper trek into the African jungle to capture a giant gorilla for his circus. | Add synopsis »
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Perhaps the worst giant Ape film ever! See more (12 total) »


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Anthony Eisley ... Mark Remington
Megan Timothy ... April Adams

Scott Brady ... Dan Morgan

Kent Taylor ... Tonga Jack Adams
Gary Kent ... Arnold Shye
Greydon Clark ... Dan Remington
Sheldon Lee ... Kabula
Lee Parrish ... George
John Parker ... Charlie
William Bonner ... Brandon
Bruce Kimball ... Mort the Clown / The Witch Doctor
Gary Graver ... Bill
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David L. Hewitt ... Gorga (uncredited)

Directed by
David L. Hewitt 
Writing credits
David L. Hewitt (screenplay) (as David Prentiss) and
Jean Hewitt (screenplay)

Robert Vincent O'Neill  writer

Produced by
David L. Hewitt .... producer
Robert Vincent O'Neill .... producer (as Robert H. O'Neil)
Original Music by
Charles Walden 
Cinematography by
Gary Graver (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Gary Graver  (as G. Graver)
Makeup Department
Shelley .... makeup artist
Production Management
Sheldon Lee .... production manager
Sound Department
Mike Beardsley .... sound re-recordist
Bruce Blodgett .... boom operator
Sam Kopetzky .... sound re-recordist
Dale Skillicorn .... sound recordist
Special Effects by
David L. Hewitt .... monster builder
David L. Hewitt .... monster design
Visual Effects by
David L. Hewitt .... special photographic effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Alex Elliot .... key grip (as Alex Eliot)
Don Jones .... lighting director
Other crew
Jean Hewitt .... script supervisor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Attack of the Death Monsters" - USA (reissue title)
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USA:84 min
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1.66 : 1 See more »
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All of the accessories and headdresses worn by the Witch Doctor and the Tribal Chief are authentic. They were from a real Headhunting Tribe from South America.See more »
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Perhaps the worst giant Ape film ever!, 18 June 2000
Author: J. Mike Perkins from Houston, Texas

There are a lot of bad giant ape films. There are also a lot of bad movies which feature less than authentic "African" safaris which are shot on tacky studio back lots with stock footage of wild animals in place of the real thing. Therefore, to stand out in this field is an accomplishment. The Mighty Gorga does. I've seen, and enjoyed, a large number of bad giant ape films and I can assure you they don't come any worse than this one. The only exception might be the Korean made atrocity A*P*E, but its a close call.

This film is absolutely awful in every way! So I was thrilled to tape this off TV one night. The ape costume is among the cheapest ever with plastic eyes which do not move. The Witch Doctor character (who also has a 2nd speaking role as a cashier in a booth at the circus near the start of the film) rants and raves a lot about evil "white men" coming to the ape's territory in "Africa" while he offers up "young maidens" as sacrifices to the Mighty Gorga giant ape. Of course the witch doctor is as white as Pat Boone and "Africa" is a few bits of stock footage and the worst movie back lot set imaginable.

The special effects are among the worst ever. I especially enjoyed the "fire" scene in the animal trader's complex. Grade Z movie leading man Anthony Eisley and 1 dimensional evil "heavy" Scott Brady team up again after being in the same director's awful Journey to the Center of Time a year or so before.

Its hard to convey in words just how awful this movie is. If you enjoy bad films, check this one out! You will be amazed.

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