Night Of The Bloody Apes (1969 / 1972)
I have good news for you,
Julio. Your analysis show a definite improvement. In the weekly
seminar that was called early this morning, all of the doctors
have definitely agreed with me that your infection has been
The transfusions of human
blood have been ineffective against this terrible leukaemia. I
feel that the blood from an animal as powerful as that of a
gorilla might annihilate whatever is causing the cancer in the
But are you sure his system
can stand the transfusion?
As it is now, no.
Well, then, why are you
going to run the risk?
I am going to use the
You’re going to – !?
Transplant the hearts.
Julio’s for that of the gorilla. Move the table over to the cage
– and prepare the gorilla!
Come! Help me to drag the
cadaver of the gorilla over to the incinerator.
I’m very frightened!
Are you starting the same
thing all over? Why don’t you think about something else? You
know what riders do when they get thrown from a horse? They
remount in the act!
What’s the matter?
Just that I, uh, I’ve got
problems with you. I don’t know how to tell you....
Well, just tell me!
It’s just that I saw Ramon,
the sergeant, and he told me that---
That the chief has to see
you in his office immediately!
Tell me how you knew!?
Because every time you
invite me out to dinner, you stand me up! You never have a night
free for me!
But that’s duty, my love!
My love, my foot!
I was prepared for
everything – but not for this! I was prepared for a case of
refusal, for auto-immunisation, which might affect the normal
tissues, such as the pleura, and the red blood cells. But I
never thought it would affect the cerebrum!
Yes. And what is more
probable, is that the heart of a gorilla is much too potent for
any human, and the volume of blood to the cerebrum, which
couldn’t control this great pressure, damaged the superior
parts. And when this happens, man becomes---an animal,
completely without control, giving origin to the transmutation.
The malignancy of the case is, that the process might occur each
forty-five seconds – the time it takes for the blood to
circulate through the normal body. At times as much as a minute,
or a little more, if the person is in a state of
How much time, master, for
It’s always impermanent. It might last for days, or hours, or
Are you trying to tell me
that, at any moment, Julio might turn to normal?
That’s right. But his
cerebrum will have the lesion forever. And he might repeat the
transmutation, converting once again into a beast, or
vice-versa; this way continuing the cycle.
[So, we all clear on that now?]
Suddenly an idea occurs to
me, before it becomes too late!
What is it, master?
Invert the process, before
the lesioned cerebrum becomes irreparable.
Invert the process? I don’t
To do a new transfusion, and
a new heart transplant from a human; from a person still alive,
to – him.
But a person acting as a
donor in this would die!
[And you call yourself a lab assistant!]
Remember that woman whose
skull operation I did? Just what we need!
that would be a crime!
But justifiable! That woman
will die regardless. A little sliver of bone lesioned the
cerebrum, and if by some miracle she lives, she’ll be an idiot
for the rest of her life!
Oh! A dead man! A dead man!
A dead man! A dead man!
I did, sir! There around the
corner, there’s a man and he’s dead!
And now, doctors, I think
our duty is to report to the authorities.
But that would be disastrous
for the hospital!
Our colleague’s right! Our
reputation would suffer for it!
True. We find ourselves in a
situation that’s difficult. But please recall that the persons
who accompanied the sick woman when she came here would be
Pardon me for interrupting,
doctor, but permit me to remind you that the woman had been
prohibited all visitors since she came out of the operation.
Of course! That gives us the
opportunity to account for her disappearance!
But only a few days, no
Very well, doctors. But,
uh---then what are we to do? And meanwhile, what are we to say
to the personnel of the hospital? They all know what’s going on.
[Long silence] Of course, if her infirmity is now critical – or
a high fever might produce what commonly is called delirium....
Of course, the woman might
have been a sleepwalker...?
A sleepwalker! Any
sleepwalker gets up! Then she could have jumped out of the
window and escaped!
Or got lost! I’ve got the
And that is, Dr Lopez?
We’ll tell the personnel of
the hospital that this woman, in a state of somnambulism, has
disappearing – and that we ask the most absolute discretion for
the good name of our hospital – while the directors conduct
their investigation of the case.
I agree with Dr Lopez! And
besides – we must give a strong reprimand to the personnel!
Very well, doctors: if this
is the opinion of the majority, I’m agreed also....
All of the crimes were
committed in this sector. And now look at the prints they picked
up from the window at the scene of the first crime. Show them
the pictures, please.
Observe these! Those lines
on the first print are human, but the others aren’t. Maybe they
belong to some animal I’m unable to identify.
But they’re not made by two
different persons. Or to put it more clearly, it’s that the two
of them were made by the same person or thing, whatever it may
be, person or animal.
We’re face to face with a
terrible reality. What I’m going to say just might sound absurd
– and it could only happen in this century – but from all of the
proofs you’ve just seen, and the declaration of the young girl,
I have come to this conclusion: that whatever committed these
atrocities is a beast, yes, but a horrible half-beast,
Chief of detectives:
I’ll say that’s absurd! The
proofs are circumstantial! It’s more probable that of late, more
and more you’re watching on your television many of those
pictures of terror!
---and I believe that some
horrible half-man, half-animal is responsible for the crimes
that have been committed. It’s unbelievable that such things can
happen in the 20th century! What are the authorities
doing to clear up the case?
It’s necessary to get him
out of here while he is still asleep.
No danger by trying to move
That’s a risk that I’ll have
to face. Possibly he’d recognise where he is, causing
traumatised emotions – and a crucial nervousness that could give
rise to a new transformation.
Poor fool! The desire to
save his son from death was the cause of so many people’s
It’s unfortunate. Really sad.