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Night of the Bloody Apes (1969)

La horripilante bestia humana (original title)
R | | Horror | 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

Credited cast:
José Elías Moreno ... Dr. Krallman
Carlos López Moctezuma ... Goyo
Armando Silvestre ... Lt. Arturo Martinez
Norma Lazareno ... Lucy Osorio
Agustín Martínez Solares Agustín Martínez Solares ... Julio Krallman (as Agustin Mtz. Solares)
Javier Rizo Javier Rizo
Gerardo Zepeda ... Monstruo (as Gerardo Cepeda)
Noelia Noel Noelia Noel ... Víctima
Gina Morett ... Mujer en regadera
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anna Levine
Roger Park Roger Park
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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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An Orgy of Terror! See more »

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Horror

Certificate:

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Night of the Bloody Apes See more »

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Runtime:

(dubbed)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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 »

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When the girl is attacked in the park, the fake "grass" is accidently pushed aside, revealing the hard studio floor beneath. See more »

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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 »

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"Move the table over to the cage... and prepare the gorilla!"
12 October 2004 | by Doctor_CheeseSee all my reviews

This movie has EVERYTHING. Female wrestling. Gorillas. Open-heart surgery. A crappy-looking monster. Gratuitous nudity. Ridiculously fake gore. Bad dubbing. Retarded dialogue. Atrocious editing. In other words, all the makings of a masterpiece.

When a surgeon transplants the heart of an ape into his deathly ill son, the result is, of course, a guy in a stupid-looking gorilla mask running amok and attacking hot Mexican broads. I mean, duh, what else would you expect to happen when you mess with the laws of nature, or whatever.

Meanwhile, some chick in a red catsuit wrestles other women while her boyfriend watches. No, it's not what you're thinking. She wrestles in the ring and he sits in the audience. Why does this happen? I don't really know. But her boyfriend turns out to be the detective who tries to track the Bloody Ape Man of Death, so I guess it's all right.

After the requisite number of murders, the surgeon recaptures his homicidal son and transplants a human heart back into him, taken from the body of a woman he steals from the hospital he works at. But it's all for naught: Gorilla Boy just gets back up and rips more people's heads off. More chaos ensues until the chilling denouement.

Bottom line: this movie is apparent proof that Ed Wood had Mexican relatives. Which means it's safe for you to watch this crap.

Waiter, I'll take a grilled apeburger... with extra cheese. To go!


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