Saturday Night Drive In: The Ape (1940 Monogram Pictures)
Yes, this movie is about an ape. Don’t click away! This movie is anything but monkey business! Legendary Boris Karloff stars in this film about a mad-scientist who needs human spinal fluid to cure polio. While at the same time an Ape escapes and goes on a rampage through town. However; things take a WILD turn when the doctor becomes desperate for his spinal fluid and concocts a dastardly plan to cure polio in the name of science.
So where does a mad-scientist get said human spinal fluid? Well from humans doy! The doctor goes all Leatherface on the ape and goes out disguised as the ape to get what he needs no matter the cost!
The movie is short it’s only 62 minutes so just pretends it’s like an quirky episode of CSI or something. The film isn’t really that great but it is a good story and worth telling. By today’s standards it’s really a goofy story those ol’timers made up but it can lead to greater inspiration.
Like…Texas Chainsaw Massacre!
Enjoy the film!
Liked the film?
Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include—
(1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;
(2) the nature of the copyrighted work;
(3) the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and
(4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.
The fact that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding is made upon consideration of all the above factors.