Night of the Bloody Apes

1969 [SPANISH]

Horror / Sci-Fi

IMDb Rating 5 10 973

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Anna Levine as Elena Gómez the wrestler
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Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 4 / 10

Gory Mexican trash exploitation is good for a laugh

It's difficult to fathom why this outrageously shoddy exploitation quickie ever made the "video nasties" list in the first place; the film is packed with ludicrously fake gore scenes of rubber body parts being ripped and torn apart, so unrealistic as to be downright amusing. It's a wonder that our so-called government ever decided that this film could harm casual viewers and drive them to committing copycat crimes...

Saying that, it's a lot of fun to just marvel at the sheer ineptitude on display here. The bare plot is served up as an excuse to have lots of graphic murders be committed, where the victims are mainly women who are always unlucky enough to get their tops ripped off while being attacked. Over and over again we go through the routines: scientists operate, monster escapes and kills people, monster is recaptured, scientists operate, monster escapes, ad infinitum. It's not a particularly awful premise, but the trouble is it never deviates from the expected route, which is strictly the norm.

The gore is blatantly phoney, with bright red paint splashing about, although the makers certainly don't shy away from the violence, preferring to show heads being torn off in full glory. The biggest laugh comes where somebody has their eye poked out and a load of stuffing comes out along with it! Along comes an old woman who sees the body and runs down the street screaming "Argh! A dead man! A dead man!". It's hilarious.

The acting is nondescript, the actors poorly dubbed. There are no sympathetic characters and the short running time is padded out with shots of masked women wrestling in a ring, those crazy Mexicans, huh? Although the monster is just a man in a mask, I will say that the mask is pretty effective and looks good, even if it's obvious that it is indeed a mask. In the supposed operations we get treated to footage of real-life open heart surgery, just the same as you can see when you turn on any hospital documentaries on BBC1 such as Children's Hospital. The most amusing thing is that the film cuts to these scenes with obviously three or four surgeons working on somebody, then cuts back to the actors playing the scientists... and there are only two of them! Definitely a discrepancy with the number of hands there. NIGHT OF THE BLOODY APES is definitely one of those so-bad-it's-good kind of films, and the best thing I can say about is that it's good for a laugh. Otherwise, if you're looking for a moving and serious piece of entertainment, forget it.

Reviewed by gavin6942 7 / 10

Truly Incredible Exploitation Flick

This cheap Mexican horror film is a remake of Rene Cardona's "Doctor of Doom" (1962), spiced with nudity, medical footage, women wrestling, and cheap gore shots.

Where the title comes from is anyone's guess. There is plenty of blood and gore (and nudity), and at least one ape, but there is nothing in the film that could be summed up by this title. But, who can complain when what you get is every bit as wild as that name? This is worth watching, and probably one of the better films on the notorious "video nasty" list (besides, you know, all the Fulci and Argento). For sheer entertainment value, this is top notch.

Reviewed by Woodyanders 8 / 10

An utterly tasteless and hence hugely enjoyable Mexican horror splatter hoot

A kindly surgeon performs a heart transplant on his dying son. Naturally, there's a major glitch: said ticker was taken from a gorilla, which somehow causes the once nice kid to mutate into a brutal, brawny, bloodthirsty and hideously ugly apeman who embarks on a repulsively graphic crime spree, raping and killing wriggling topless women with sickening sadistic abandon. (The apeman snuffs a few guys as well, so this flick can't be accused of being overly sexist.) Clumsily directed without a single iota of restraint or subtlety by veteran trashmeister Rene Cardona, who also co-wrote the senseless script with his chip off the old schlock son Rene Cardona, Jr., this sleazy, cheesy and remarkably vulgar gut-buster has more than enough gratuitous nudity (the homely, lumpy lady wrestler heroine's shower scenes are especially nasty), ratty poverty-row production values, flat acting, terrible dubbing, extremely disgusting gore (genuine heart surgery footage was used for the operation scenes, plus one poor guy has his scalp torn off!), sluggish pacing, flabby, meandering plotting, marvelously messed-up dialogue ("It's more probable that of late more and more you're watching on your television many of those pictures of terror"), and laughably amateurish make-up f/x to live up to its legendary status as a truly happening'n'horrendous hunk of scummy, low-rent, bottom of the barrel Grade Z south-of-the-border exploitation schlock junk.

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