The Ape
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This painfully-bad Monogram feature wastes the talents of two of horrordom's finest -- star Boris Karloff and co-writer Curt Siodmak (who would write the horror classic The Wolf Man for Universal the same year). The goofy plot involves the efforts of one Dr. Adrian (Karloff) to procure human spinal fluid for his polio-vaccine research by donning the pelt of a slain circus ape and slaughtering innocent people. The fact that he's snapping spines in the interest of medicine doesn't really help to clear the moral waters (he never does find a cure, anyway). Filmed during a particularly… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Silly as all the other Boris Karloff mad scientist pics, but just as entertaining."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Click to read the article."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson, StaciWilson.com
"Great silly premise with Karloff skinning an ape and wearing the suit, but boring."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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