Ape (A*P*E ) (Attack of the Giant Horny Gorilla) (Hideous Mutant)
Ape (A*P*E ) (Attack of the Giant Horny Gorilla) (Hideous Mutant) (1976)

This laughable Korean rip-off of King Kong was released the same year as Dino De Laurentis's trumpeted remake to sponge up some free hype from that film's massive publicity machine (in some areas it was retitled The New King Kong).… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 1, 1976
DVD Release Date: March 15, 2005
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Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jason Bailey

They managed to get it into theaters two months before the DeLaurentis 'Kong,' reportedly shooting a mere 14 days on a $23,000 budget. Yet if you watch the movie, you'll still wonder what they spent all that time and money on.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Rarely in the annals of cinema has so much plywood and so much lighter fluid been expended in the service of visual effects magic -- be sure to also check out the falling rocks that flake off Styrofoam pieces as they hit the ground.

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Stefan Birgir Stefansson


Flixster User Reviews
Ariuza koraw
Let me Just say our monster movies are horrible and A*P*E is a clear example of that and D-War. We can't make Kaiju films unlike the Japanese i can't… More
Keiko Aya
Director: Paul Leder and Starring Joanna Kerns, Rod Arrants, Nak-hun Lee and Yeon-jeong Woo. Without a doubt this is one of the worst Korean movies ever made… More
Byron Brubaker
Terrible, awful, rip-off of King Kong. I like the old arcade game Rampage and the new update. You're a giant gorilla, or lizard, or wolf, or other… More