The Transplant aka Night of the Bloody Transplant – USA, 1970

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The Transplant – aka Night of the Bloody Transplant – is a 1970 American horror feature film produced, directed and co-written by David W. Hanson (Judy). The movie stars Dick Grimm, Ann Antell, David Haller, Carl Williams, Elizabeth Rawlings and Cal Seeley.

Plot:

“Heart transplants are almost routine these days. But when Dr. James Arnold tries to get approval to perform a heart transplanr for his elderly benefactor, the medical society turns him down. However, when his ne’er do well brother accidentally kills a young woman, the doctor takes matters into his own hands. Threatened by a cutoff of fund, his benefactor gets a new heart.

Dr. Arnold has achieved his dream, but because of the young girl’s death can’t tell anyone about his triumph. Meanwhile, his brother goes on a killing rampage and, in the bizarre turn of events that follow, Dr. Arnold also is killed and his heart is transplanted to save a policeman the brother has shot…” United Home Video sleeve synopsis

Reviews:

“A late entry in the H.G. Lewis look-alike sweepstakes, this one from Flint, Michigan … With real heart surgery and some lame strippers.” Brian Albright, Regional Horror Films 1958-1990: A State-by-State Guide with Interviews (McFarlane, 2012)

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Trivia:

This movie should not be confused with Mexican gore movie Night of the Bloody Apes.

Image credits: Critical Condition

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