ape horror

Schlock – USA, 1971

‘A love stranger than King Kong’ Schlock – aka The Banana Monster – is a 1971 American comedy horror feature film, written, directed by and starring John Landis (Burke & Hare; Innocent Blood; Michael Jackson’s Thriller; An American Werewolf in London). It was one… Read More ›

Teenage Zombies – USA, 1957

‘Young pawns thrust into pulsating cages of horror in a sadistic experiment!’ Teenage Zombies – re-release title Teenage Torture – is a 1957 [released 1960] American science fiction horror film written [as Jaques Lecotier], produced and directed by Jerry Warren (Creature of the Walking… Read More ›

Rampage – film, USA, 2018

‘Big meets bigger’ Rampage is a 2018 American action monster film directed by Brad Peyton from a screenplay by Ryan Engle. It is based on the 1980’s arcade video game of the same name by Midway Games. The film stars Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Åkerman, Joe Manganiello, Jake Lacy, Marley Shelton, and Jeffrey… Read More ›

Acquanetta – actress

Acquanetta (July 17, 1921 – August 16, 2004), nicknamed “The Venezuelan Volcano” by her friend William Randolph Hearst, was a B-movie actress known for her exotic beauty. The facts of Acquanetta’s origins are not known with certainty. Although accounts differ (some… Read More ›

House of Mystery – USA, 1934

House of Mystery (promoted as The House of Mystery) is a 1934 American murder thriller film directed by William Nigh from a screenplay by Albert DeMond, based on a play by Adam Shirk (The Ape). It was distributed by Monogram Pictures. “Somewhere in Asia [actually India],… Read More ›

Dr. Renault’s Secret – USA, 1942

Dr. Renault’s Secret is a 1942 American horror film produced by 20th Century Fox and directed by Harry Lachman from a screenplay by William Bruckner and Robert F. Metzler. It is based on the story Balaoo by Gaston Leroux (author of The Phantom of the Opera) which was… Read More ›

King Kong Escapes – Japan, 1967

  King Kong Escapes, (released in Japan as King Kong’s Counterattack (キングコングの逆襲 Kingu Kongu no Gyakushū), is a 1967 Kaiju film. A Japanese/American co-production from Toho and Rankin-Bass (Mad Monster Party?). Directed by Ishiro Honda and featuring special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya, the film starred both American actors – such as Rhodes Reason and… Read More ›

The Gorilla – USA, 1939

The Gorilla is a 1939 American comedy horror film directed by the prolific Allan Dwan from a screenplay by Rian James and Sid Silvers for Twentieth Century-Fox  It stars the Ritz Brothers, Anita Louise, Lionel Atwill, Bela Lugosi, Patsy Kelly, Joseph Calleia and Wally Vernon. The film was based on a play of the same name by Ralph Spence – which had already… Read More ›

Flying Monkeys – USA, 2013

‘You’re not in Kansas anymore!’ Flying Monkeys is a 2013 American made-for-television film produced by and for the Syfy Channel. The film is the first directed by Robert Grasmere, being better known as a special effects supervisor on films such as Prince… Read More ›

Rampage – video game, 1986

Rampage is a 1986 arcade game created by Bally Midway. Players take control of gigantic monsters trying to survive against onslaughts of military forces. Each round is completed when a particular city is completely reduced to rubble. Over the years it has been released… Read More ›

The Mighty Gorga – USA, 1969

‘The greatest horror monster alive’ The Mighty Gorga is a 1969 US science fiction/fantasy film and the brainchild of David L. Hewitt (Gallery of Horror; Monsters Crash the Pajama Party), who stars, produces, directs and wrote the screenplay. The storyline concerns a couple hunting for a… Read More ›

Konga – UK, 1961

‘Not since “King Kong” has the screen exploded with such mighty fury and spectacle!’ Konga is a 1961 British/American science fiction horror film directed by John Lemont from a screenplay by Herman Cohen and Aben Kandel. It stars Michael Gough, Margo… Read More ›

The Ape Man – USA, 1943

The Ape Man (aka Lock Your Doors) is a 1943 US horror science fiction film directed by William Beaudine, based upon From “They Creep in the Dark” by Karl Brown. It was produced by Sam Katzman and Jack Dietz for low-budget producers Monogram. Main cast: Bela Lugosi, Louise Currie, Wallace Ford,… Read More ›