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Konga (1961)




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A British botanist goes bananas after he discovers a serum that turns his cuddly chimpanzee subject into a ferocious gorilla-sized ape. To further his hideous experiment, the scientist mesmerizes the chimp and sends into London to kill all of his former enemies. One of those he has killed is the lover of the girl the doctor wants for himself. This doesn't set well with the botanist's assistant and current gal who gets even by giving Konga the giant chimp an enormous amount of the strange serum and turns him into a Godzilla-sized monster. Just before going on a deadly rampage, the super-sized ape grabs the bad doctor in one of his enormous hands. Fortunately, the British army and all of its weaponry are able to stop the chimp before he destroys the town. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Horror, Classics, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Aben Kandel, Herman Cohen
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 6, 2005
American International Picture

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Michael Gough
as Dr. Charles Decker
Margo Johns
as Margaret
Jess Conrad
as Bob Kenton
Claire Gordon
as Sandra Banks
Austin Trevor
as Dean Foster
Jack Watson
as Supt. Brown
George Pastell
as Prof. Tagore
Vanda Godsell
as Bob's Mother
Stanley Morgan
as Inspector Lawson
Grace Arnold
as Miss Barnesdell
Leonard Sachs
as Bob's Father
John Welsh
as Commissioner Garland
Sam Sylvano
as Konga the Chimpanzee
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Critic Reviews for Konga

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Konga is a giant ape movie to be sure but Gough's Dr. Decker is a mad scientist in the mode of Peter Cushing's Dr. Frankenstein from Hammer's series...

Full Review… | April 28, 2007
Turner Classic Movies Online

Get in shape, ape!

Full Review… | December 17, 2005
Film Threat

if you're one of those sadomasochistic cinephiles looking for raspberries this is a sure fire winner.

Full Review… | December 11, 2005

Bad monkey! Bad!

Full Review… | January 2, 2005

Audience Reviews for Konga


A lot of nothing. A cruddy plot, terrible and stupid characters, and bad effects. The ape doesn't even grow huge until the last 15 minutes, and the army shoots it down quickly. The rest of the film is uninteresting and dumb.

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