Title: The Bloody Ape

Also known as:

Year: 1997

Genre: Exploitation / Comedy / Horror

Language: English

Runtime: 77 min

Director: Keith J. Crocker

Writer: Keith J. Crocker, George Reis

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0958826/

The local carnival is in town but everything is not fun and games when their gorilla breaks loose and starts terrorizing the small community. While the cops are busy tripping over their own stupidity, the out of control simian rapes and kills any local woman who catches his eye.

Our thoughts:
Those gawdamm monkeys! I swear if they aren't being "The Beast That Killed Women" at a nudist camp, then there busy terrorizing Mexicans and female wrestlers during "The Night of the Bloody Apes". God forbid if you happen to be a woman named Vanity who's trapped on "Tanya's Island" with your insane boyfriend and one of those prick simians. Before you know it, you're getting bent over a log and becoming the love toy of a smelly gorilla. It t'aint right I tells ya!

"The Bloody Ape" is Keith Crocker's filthy Super 8 exploitation opus about a gorilla breaking loose from the circus and terrorizing a small town. Killing men, raping women, and then killing the women that it just raped like any out of control gorilla that's played by a man in a cheap costume, would do. Oh, there are also some Jews, racist cops, a black guy who people think is to blame, and some fake beards for good measure. Yes, "The Bloody Ape" has everything you could ever want out of a cheap bottom of the dumpster trashfest that makes you lose respect for yourself for watching or owning it.

To call "The Bloody Ape" a bad movie would be redundant and unnecessary. So don't do it! It's the type of movie that fans of Nathan Schiff will find themselves at home with and will be able to enjoy it more so than Joe Schmo. "The Bloody Ape" is the right kind of bad: It's sleazy as hell with a guy in a bad-but-passable gorilla costume that fondles, molests, and rapes a variety of tawdry women. The effects aren't likely to impress anybody but you'll still cheer at the scenes of men getting their dicks and their heads ripped off by said gorilla. The acting is terrible, the jokes are hit-and-miss, and some of the unapologetic racist remarks from the lead detective make for some great uncomfortable hilarity. Really, this movie has it all -- Except for maybe midgets wrestling in salad dressing.

The movie is actually better than what you would imagine -- This isn't going to win any awards or have future filmmakers out there have their homage based titles centered on it. But, among the awkwardness of the production and the randomness of some of the scenes beats the heart of a decent home-grown movie. Like I said, "The Bloody Ape" isn't a movie you watch for quality sakes. You watch it for entertainment and it offers plenty of it, albeit for a very select group of people. I wish I could expand on my thoughts or at least more on the movie but there really isn't much to talk about -- It’s bad, it’s trashy, but most importantly, its fun.

Positive things:
- It's entertaining trash.
Negative things:
- What do you think?

Gore: 2/5
Nudity: 2/5
Story: 2/5
Effects: 1/5
Comedy: 2/5

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