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
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Rreleased on DVD by Something Weird Video as part of a double feature with another Spanish-language horror movie, the Argentine production Placer sangriento
(1967) ("Bloody Pleasure", a.k.a. "Feast of Flesh"). It was released uncut on DVD in the UK by Redemption in 2007, and Nucleus Films released the remastered and uncut version on DVD on October 8, 2012. 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
Prepare the gorilla.
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
Referenced in The Bloody Ape