|NIGHT OF THE BLOODY APES (LA HORRIPILANTE BESTIA HUMANA/HORROR AND SEX/GOMAR: THE HUMAN GORILLA) (director/writer: Rene Cardona; screenwriters: story by Rene Cardona & René Cardona Jr.; cinematographer: Raúl Martínez Solares ; editor: Jorge Bustos; music: Antonio Díaz Conde; cast: Armando Silvestre (Lt. Arturo Martinez ), Norma Lazareno (Lucy Osorio), Jose Elias Moreno (Dr. Krallman), Carlos López Moctezuma (Goyo), Agustin Mtz. Solares (Julio Krallman), Gerardo Cepeda (Monster), (), (); Runtime: 84; MPAA Rating: R; producer: Alfredo Salazar; VCI Entertainment; 1969-Mexico-in Spanish with English subtitles)|
|"Rotten to the core."
by Dennis Schwartz
to the core. It's addressed to horror gore buffs with
strong stomachs and a nose for trash. It's an
ill-advised cheapie remake of Cardona's
Doctor of Doom (1962). Mexican exploitation
horror director Rene Cardona ("7
Millones"/"Survive!"/"Island of Lost
Souls") is the co-writer of this inept shocker with
his son René Cardona Jr.. It
features gratuitous nudity, a throat gouging, graphic
coverage of a heart transplant for a gorilla into the
chest of a child and a violent wrestling scene.
masked and devil-costumed wrestler, Lucy (Norma Lazareno),
hurls her opponent outside the ring and against the
wall. This knocks her out cold and fractures her
skull. Lucy is stressed-out about continuing her
wrestling career after this incident.
a mad scientist (Jose
attempts to cure his adult son's (Agustin
Martinez Solares, Jr.) leukemia by a heart
transplant from a gorilla to his son (using actual
heart transplant footage). The result is the boy
turns into a freak man-ape, and turns violently ape
as he goes on a killing and raping rampage. Gerardo
Cepeda plays the monster.
On the case, in pursuit of the monster, are the pro wrestler and her detective boyfriend (Armando Silvestre), who pick up the trail of the monster while visiting the injured hospitalized wrestler.
REVIEWED ON 7/16/2015 GRADE: C
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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