Bride of the Gorilla – USA, 1951 – reviews


‘Her clothes torn away screaming in terror! Her marriage vows were more than fulfilled!’

Bride of the Gorilla is a 1951 American horror feature film directed by Curt Siodmak and starring Raymond Burr, Lon Chaney Jr. and Barbara Payton.

Plot:

Deep in the South American jungles, plantation manager Barney Chavez (Burr) kills his elderly employer in order to get to his beautiful wife Dina Van Gelder (Payton).

However, an old native witch witnesses the crime and puts a curse on Barney, who soon after finds himself turning nightly into a rampaging gorilla.

When a wise but superstitious police commissioner Taro (Chaney) is brought in to investigate the plantation owner’s death and a rash of strange animal killings, he begins to suspect that all is not as it seems…

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