Films: Night of the Bloody Apes (1969)
Location: Civilized Area
Height/Weight: That of an average human.
Summary: In times of medical strife, chances are you may want to keep your organ donor human. Don't do that, and who knows? The guy getting the organs could take on that donor's characteristics, like that of a killer gorilla! Wait, what?
History: Did you even read that description?! Yes, somehow, young Julio Krallman took on the physical features of a gorilla after his father transplanted one's heart into him to save him from leukemia. It's every bit as ridiculous as it sounds, but not nearly as much as that bizarre sub-plot about the female luchador
Notable Kills: There's eye-gouging and crushing heads like watermelons. Fun for the whole family!
Final Fate: After carrying a little girl to the top of a building, the authorities come in and shoot Julio to death. Before dying, he transforms back to human form (?!) to see his father through sane eyes one last time.
Powers/Abilities: Great strength.
Weakness: Anything conventional.
Scariness Factor: 2.5-While a pretty violent being, Julio is hampered by his frankly ridiculous face-lift. He looks like a caveman stoned out of his ass. It doesn't help when he wears a spiffy suit to go with it.
Trivia: -Cross-species organ donors (xenotransplantation) have been attempted before with apes, particularly the chimpanzee. The humans with those organs lasted 9 months at best and DIDN'T become bloodthirsty ape monsters.
-This film was directed by Rene Cardona, who you can thank for that Santa Claus movie featuring Santa fighting a demon from 1959.