Bride of the Gorilla/The Amazing Transparent Man 2004 Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
Bride of the Gorilla
Klaas Van Gelder plantation owner loves his wife Dina (Barbra Payton). She is also loved from afar by the family doctor, Dr. Viet (Tom Conway). Yes and she is loved by the hired hand, Barney Chavez.
Barney seizes an opportunity to bump off old Klaas and take Dina for him self. In the process he jilts the daughter of a sorceress. Yes, the same sorceress that observed Barney’s treachery from the bushes. This is too much so the sorceress cursed Barney and turns him into a gorilla by night.
Will Barney survive?
Does Dina love hairy leading men?
This 1951 movie may have been inspired in part by “The Cat People” (1942), as it is just as much a psychological thriller as a revenge monster movie.
This film has many major actors such as [Raymond Burr as Barney Chavez] (From “Godzilla” 1956); he was not bad looking in his youth. Then there is [Paul Cavanagh as Klaas Van Gelder] (from “The Kennel Murder Case” (1933); he is barley recognizable after 20 years. We even have the master at conversion [Lon Chaney Jr. as Commissioner Taro] (our favorite wolfy); this time he plays a perfectly normal person who is torn between two cultures.
The Amazing Transparent Man
We start out with sirens, searchlights, and dogs. Yep Joey Faust (Douglas Kennedy) appropriately named is back from prison. Laura Matson (Marguerite Chapman) [who is constantly showing off her legs] sprang him to do the bidding of her employer, the megalomaniac Maj. Paul Krenner. Also captive by the Major is a nuclear scientist Dr. Peter Ulof (Ivan Tries Ault). The Major intends to add the safecracking talents of Faust and the invention of Ulof to accomplish his evil plan.
Will he get away with it or will greed put an end to it?