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 ...
Sujit R. Varma
Nobody sleeps the... Night of the Bloody Apes
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Features footage of an actual human heart transplant operation in two separate scenes. See more
When the girl is attacked in the park, the fake "grass" is accidently pushed aside, revealing the hard studio floor beneath. See more
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.
The film has an interesting history in the UK. It was released in cinemas with around a minute of cuts in October 1974 to heavily edit the rape & murder of the woman in the bedroom and to remove a closeup shot of a stabbing. It was subsequently released on video in the early -Eighties possibly uncut, however this release was banned and withdrawn in the mid-Eighties. In the early Nineties it was passed by the UK censors with cuts but whoever got hold of this tape (released by Vipco video) were in for a surprise at it was accidentally re-released intact, before it was withdrawn yet again. In 1999 it was released by Satanica video, in a version that was obviously taken from Vipco's planned cut version (Vipco's logo remains). This time the distributor removed every single violent scene before submitting it to the censors. Strangely the scene where the doctor assistant is killed contains several shots of a completely different character being killed, whose demise doesn't happen until a few scenes later in the film. See more