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Konga (or I Was a Teenage Gorilla) is a 1961 British/American science fiction horror film starring Michael Gough (of ''Film/{{Batman|1989}}'' fame) in the lead role of Dr. Charles Decker. After being assumed dead for a year, Decker returns home with several specimens of carnivorous plants and a baby chimpanzee, whom he dubs Konga. Decker had conducted experiments on plants during his time in the African wilderness, and seeing the potential of stimulating plant growth, Decker injects a serum into Konga's circulatory system, causing him to reach his adult size in less than a minute. However, when the dean of the Essex University threatens his research, Decker doubles the dosage and sends the primate to kill all of his rivals.

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Konga (or I Was a Teenage Gorilla) is a 1961 British/American science fiction horror film starring Michael Gough Creator/MichaelGough (of ''Film/{{Batman|1989}}'' fame) in the lead role of Dr. Charles Decker. After being assumed dead for a year, Decker returns home with several specimens of carnivorous plants and a baby chimpanzee, whom he dubs Konga. Decker had conducted experiments on plants during his time in the African wilderness, and seeing the potential of stimulating plant growth, Decker injects a serum into Konga's circulatory system, causing him to reach his adult size in less than a minute. However, when the dean of the Essex University threatens his research, Decker doubles the dosage and sends the primate to kill all of his rivals.


Konga (or I Was a Teenage Gorilla) is a 1961 British/American science fiction horror film starring Michael Gough (of ''Film/{{Batman}}'' fame) in the lead role of Dr. Charles Decker. After being assumed dead for a year, Decker returns home with several specimens of carnivorous plants and a baby chimpanzee, whom he dubs Konga. Decker had conducted experiments on plants during his time in the African wilderness, and seeing the potential of stimulating plant growth, Decker injects a serum into Konga's circulatory system, causing him to reach his adult size in less than a minute. However, when the dean of the Essex University threatens his research, Decker doubles the dosage and sends the primate to kill all of his rivals.

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Konga (or I Was a Teenage Gorilla) is a 1961 British/American science fiction horror film starring Michael Gough (of ''Film/{{Batman}}'' ''Film/{{Batman|1989}}'' fame) in the lead role of Dr. Charles Decker. After being assumed dead for a year, Decker returns home with several specimens of carnivorous plants and a baby chimpanzee, whom he dubs Konga. Decker had conducted experiments on plants during his time in the African wilderness, and seeing the potential of stimulating plant growth, Decker injects a serum into Konga's circulatory system, causing him to reach his adult size in less than a minute. However, when the dean of the Essex University threatens his research, Decker doubles the dosage and sends the primate to kill all of his rivals.

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* MyCarHatesMe: Scooter, rather. Bob Kent has trouble starting up his scooter. After Konga[[spoiler:kills him]], his scooter finally starts, the rear wheel spinning while the scooter is on its side.


'''''Konga''''' (or '''''I Was a Teenage Gorilla''''') is a 1961 British/American science fiction horror film starring Michael Gough (of ''Film/{{Batman}}'' fame) in the lead role of Dr. Charles Decker. After being assumed dead for a year, Decker returns home with several specimens of carnivorous plants and a baby chimpanzee, whom he dubs Konga. Decker had conducted experiments on plants during his time in the African wilderness, and seeing the potential of stimulating plant growth, Decker injects a serum into Konga's circulatory system, causing him to reach his adult size in less than a minute. However, when the dean of the Essex University threatens his research, Decker doubles the dosage and sends the primate to kill all of his rivals.

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'''''Konga''''' Konga (or '''''I I Was a Teenage Gorilla''''') Gorilla) is a 1961 British/American science fiction horror film starring Michael Gough (of ''Film/{{Batman}}'' fame) in the lead role of Dr. Charles Decker. After being assumed dead for a year, Decker returns home with several specimens of carnivorous plants and a baby chimpanzee, whom he dubs Konga. Decker had conducted experiments on plants during his time in the African wilderness, and seeing the potential of stimulating plant growth, Decker injects a serum into Konga's circulatory system, causing him to reach his adult size in less than a minute. However, when the dean of the Essex University threatens his research, Decker doubles the dosage and sends the primate to kill all of his rivals.

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* TooDumbToLive: Affects several people in this movie, but Professor Tagore deserves special mention for telling the obviously obsessed Decker that he lives alone in an isolated area and never even locks his doors. [[IncrediblyLamePun It should be no surprise that he soon joins the other victims in the Konga line.]]


* EvenEvilHasStandards: Not in the film itself, but in the novel, Decker attempts to save a young woman who had fallen victim to one of his many Venus flytraps, to no avail.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Not in the film itself, but in the novel, Decker attempts to save a young woman who had fallen Sandra after she falls victim to one of his many Venus flytraps, to no avail.



* HoistByTheirOwnPetard: Befalls both Margaret and Decker [[spoiler:who are slain by the angry Konga]].



* YourCheatingHeart: Margaret attempts to use Konga to kill Decker and Sandra after she realized that Decker was cheating on her.

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* YourCheatingHeart: Margaret attempts to use Konga to kill Decker and Sandra after she realized that Decker was cheating on her. [[TooDumbToLive She thinks that because she has been 'nice' to Konga, he will obey her.]] [[HoistByTheirOwnPetard She is wrong.]]

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* KillerGorilla: Konga morphs into one after repeated doses of the serum.

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* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Decker, yet again.


* YourCheatingHeart: Margaret attempts to use Konga to kill Decker and Sandra after she realized that Decker was cheating on him.

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* YourCheatingHeart: Margaret attempts to use Konga to kill Decker and Sandra after she realized that Decker was cheating on him.her.


* KickTheDog: Shoots and kills Margaret's pet cat, Tabby, because he had drank some droplets of the serum. He only gets worse from there.

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* KickTheDog: Shoots Decker shoots and kills Margaret's pet cat, Tabby, because he had drank some droplets of the serum. He only gets worse from there.


* ClassicVillain: A mixture of Pride and Lust.

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* ClassicVillain: A Decker's a mixture of Pride and Lust.



* WeCanRuleTogether: Offers this to Sandra.

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* WeCanRuleTogether: Offers Decker offers this to Sandra.



* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Plans on destroying Konga as he already has the serum.

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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Plans Decker plans on destroying Konga as he already has the serum.


* ClassicalVillain: A mixture of Pride and Lust.

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* ClassicalVillain: ClassicVillain: A mixture of Pride and Lust.

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*ClassicalVillain: A mixture of Pride and Lust.


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*EvilTeacher: Decker again.


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*HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Sandra completely misjudges Decker's insistence with being close to her.

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*FauxAffablyEvil: While he portrays himself as a respected botanist and university professor, Decker is actually ruthless, being willing to extinguish any rivals to his success.


* DisproportionateRetribution: Most of Decker's ordered murders fall under this, but one in particular is having Professor Tagore brutally murdered by the titular simply because he [[ItsAllAboutMe wanted to be the one to receive recognition for his research]].

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* DisproportionateRetribution: Most of Decker's ordered murders fall under this, but one in particular is having Professor Tagore brutally murdered by the titular primate simply because he [[ItsAllAboutMe wanted to be the one to receive recognition for his research]].

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