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Night of the Bloody Apes (1969)

La horripilante bestia humana (original title)
R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 1972 (USA)
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 »

Director:

René Cardona

Writers:

René Cardona Jr. (story and adaptation), René Cardona (story and adaptation)
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Cast

Cast overview:
José Elías Moreno ... Dr. Krallman
Carlos López Moctezuma ... Goyo
Armando Silvestre ... Lt. Arthur Martínez
Norma Lazareno ... Lucy Osorio
Agustín Martínez Solares Agustín Martínez Solares ... Julio Krallman (as Agustin Mtz. Solares)
Javier Rizo Javier Rizo
Gerardo Zepeda ... Monster (as Gerardo Cepeda)
Noelia Noel Noelia Noel ... Victim
Gina Morett ... Woman in shower
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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.
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Alternate Versions

Although some VHS copies of the film inadvertently appeared in the UK on the Vipco label in 1993 it was not an officially sanctioned UK release. The film had been submitted to the BBFC earlier in the year and, although it was passed with cuts, the edits were never implemented by the distributors and the film was therefore not classified as a legal or official release. According to viewers of the movie the tape itself appears to be quite heavily pre-cut and little more than a few seconds longer than the official 1999 Satanica/Sovereign VHS version. See more »

Connections

Featured in Extra Weird (2003) See more »

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Oh come on! you can't be too harsh with this one.
4 July 2006 | by insomniac_rodSee all my reviews

Now, this is a really obscure Mexican Horror flick. It's almost impossible to find it even in Mèxico. I don't know if it's banned but it's worth searching. This is a movie with many clichès from Mexican Horror: we get wrestlers (now that they are popular), boobs, and creepy settings.

This movie has good cheesy gore. Don't expect a shocking exploitation movie. It's just an ultra low budgeter with guts.

The beast is not that horrid as the title says, in fact, it's kind of cheesy (in the likes of "Night Of The Demon") , but it delivers for the movie's tone.

I recommend this one for lovers of B-movies that can stand cheesiness through 90 minutes. There's some gore and violence but not enough to consider this one as exploitation.


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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (dubbed)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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