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YMMV / Night of the Bloody Apes

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  • Jerkass Woobie: While his actions are blatantly illegal, you still can't help but feel bad for Dr. Krallman.
  • Narm: The film tries its hardest to be as gruesome and mean-spirited as possible, but its low budget is painfully obvious throughout, which tends to dilute the impact of some of the stronger moments, and overall the film is far too kitschy to be offensive.
  • Narm Charm: That said it's highly enjoyable for what it is - an occasionally over-the-top monster romp that far more often amuses than revolts.
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  • Nausea Fuel: The transplant scenes. If you're squeamish about that kind of thing, then this film is not for you.
  • Special Effects Failure: Quite a bit.
    • When the beast scalps one of his victims, he is very obviously pulling a toupee with fake blood underneath off a bald man's head. And the less said about the eye gouging scene, the better.
    • The gorilla that Dr. Krallman steals from the local zoo is clearly just an actor in a rather unconvincing gorilla suit. Additionally, due to poor editing, the ape is seemingly introduced as an orangutan before suddenly transforming into the aforementioned man in the gorilla suit. While it's possible that the orangutan is simply another animal in a different cage, the fact that the gorilla is never shown in any establishing shots makes the whole thing look like a continuity error.
    • The studio floor is often visible in scenes that are intended to be taking place outdoors.
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  • Stock Footage Failure: During the surgery scenes, three sets of hands are present - two operating and the third administering anaesthesia - even as the long shots indicate that only Dr. Krallman and Goyo are present in the room.
  • Took the Bad Film Seriously: José Elías Moreno, being an old-school character actor, portrays Dr. Krallman with utter conviction despite the silliness of the film, turning what could've been a generic Mad Scientist character into a well-intentioned Tragic Villain.


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