Night of the Bloody Apes ★★★½

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𝟐𝟑. 𝐃𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐁𝐲 𝐑𝐞𝐧𝐞 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐨𝐧𝐚

After the first ten minutes or so, I wanted the narrative to stick with our lady luchador who vegetates her opponent sending her down a spiral of emotional torment. But as the film goes on she becomes more and more minor. Something I'll never understand as she is so clearly more interesting than these doctors and cops that take-over the story.

Alright, so I can get into some gorilla Frankenstein shit. Doctor Death and Junior Ape are not disappointing. In fact, the narrative spirals into such an insane formage of absurdist horror fantasy that it's impossible not to marvel at such a spectacle. It's as if H.G. Lewis made Altered States, but also Re-Animator and in Mexico.

This might be totally off the wall but there are like three times in this movie I thought of the "Cuban Pete" scene in the Mask and I just found out that Cardona was born in Cuba and now my head is spinning.