This five-years-in-the-making love letter to the low-rent horror films of the exploitation circuit is a smidge KING KONG, a little bit MURDERS AT THE RUE MORGE, and all grindhouse-style trash. In it, a vicious gorilla is released from the carnival and goes on a sexually charged massacre. THE BLOODY APE (1997) was deliberately shot on film to evoke the grainy appearance of grindhouse films from the 1970s.
This film is the most outrageous, grindhouse take on Poe's “Murders in the Rue Morgue” ever committed to film. A carnival barker foolishly releases his 400 pound gorilla, who then literally goes bananas on a rampage of raw rape and boffo butchery – leaving the low rent population of Long Island New York either sexually violated, slaughtered – or both! From filmmaker Keith J. Crocker, The Bloody Ape is a gore-soaked love letter to the sex and violence of the drive-in movie era that pulls no punches and offers no apologies for wallowing in a skin-drenched stew of crudeness and camp! George Reis, Paul Richici, Chris Hoskins, Larry Koster, and Arlene Hansen star.
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