gross, nickel 'n' dime exploitation sludge at its most feverishly
enthusiastic and righteously offensive.... a gloriously grody testament
to fiercely self-reliant, Do -It -Yourself underground cinema at its
most beautifully bent and berserk.
- VEX MAGAZINE
A throwback to
crude, white trash, drive-in classics like early (Ron) Ormond or H.G.
Lewis... Crocker et al have their sleazy hearts in the right place.
- SHOCK CINEMA
nudity and lots of racism...
- PSYCHOTRONIC VIDEO
The best crazy
go-fuckin-nuts movie that I have ever seen! I laughed so much that I
got cramps in my stomach! More films like the Bloody Ape!
- Ulf Bagenhammar, Haktet Prison, Sweden
An eccentric sideshow barker accidentally lets his sex starved gorilla
escape into the streets. The ape begins to go on a rampage of murder,
incidentally killing some of the barker's enemies. Meanwhile, an
innocent bystander known as Dwayne is believed guilty of the murders by
racist police lieutenant LoBianco. Since Dwayne is black, LoBianco
wants to throw all the blame towards him, but his sensible assistant
Kerry believes the ape is really responsible for the bloodshed.
Cinefear Productions has been around since 1986. Between then and 1992
we produced many horror film shorts shot on both 16 mm and super 8 mm
film stocks. These shorts have been compiled and released through
Cinefear (available as the Cinefear Sampler ) Video. In '92 we began
work on the feature length Bloody Ape, deciding at that point
that shorts were now behind us and it was time to enter a bigger arena.
Shot during the course of one year on sound super 8 mm film for a mere
couple of hundred dollars, we defied the odds of shooting a feature
length film without having to lower ourselves by shooting on video as
all my contemporaries have done.
Due to fact that
myself and others involved with the film are working class filmmakers,
with no parental or outside assistance, it took several years to
produce the cash needed to transfer it properly to video and fine tune
its editing (a very costly process). Finished in the Spring of '97, The
Bloody Ape premiered at 112 Video of Medford in July of '97, with an
encore screening in December that same year. It received accolades from
the Manchester Horror and Sci-fi Festival in England, and was banned in
film festivals in both Europe and the United States due to its lack of
cohesion to the grand rules of political correctness. It received
distribution through Vanguard Distributors in California, and is of
course available through Cinefear Video. The film tells of the dire
consequences suffered due to the inability of people to communicate
properly. The film is a plea for mankind to see things the way that
they really are, as opposed to how they perceive it to be.
KEITH J. CROCKER,
Finally available for the first
time on DVD, the Bloody Ape! This little gem,
transferred directly from the Bloody Ape master, is
jam packed with with mouth watering extras. Not only do you get the
feature film, but you get commentary with writer/director Keith
Crocker, actor/co-writer George Reis and actor Paul Richichi. Also
included, a brand new documentary, Grindhouse Gorilla,
about the making of the film. Plus there are Bloody Ape
and Blitzkrieg - Escape From Stalag 69 trailers. And
if that's not enough, you get the pressbook, a lobby card and stills
gallery, an Exploitation Journal cover
gallery, and a 16mm Keith Crocker short subject film One Grave
Too Many. All this for only $10.99. ORDER
those of you VHS purists, I still carry the original cassette:
• Outtakes and bloopers
• Great cover artwork
• The complete ten-minute Schindler's Lust trailer.