Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Ape Vs. The Ape Man

Before Ape-ril ends, we must have a Monkey Match!
Who do you bet on in a fight between these two?

Boris Karloff as The Ape (1940)

Boris plays a doctor who disguises himself in an ape's carcass
so he can kill townspeople in order to extract their spinal fluid,
which he uses for a serum to cure a young woman's polio.
Does it work? Watch here and see!


Bela Lugosi as The Ape Man (1943)

Bela, who also plays a doctor, turns himself into an ape man.
He also kills townspeople to extract their spinal fluid,
which he uses to create a serum to cure his condition.
Does it work? Watch here and see!

My Bet:

Though I liked the story of The Ape more,
I have to go with The Ape Man.
Cause he's not just in an ape's carcass,
he actually is part ape, so he's stronger.
He also has an ape sidekick,
so they could be a tag team!

Agree or disagree?


  1. That's a tough one! I'm sorry, I have to go with Boris in "The Ape". I just love the costume! Besides, after wearing it for hours, you know the ape suit is going to stink! That alone should disorient Bela. ;)

  2. Hmm...I'll need to find time to watch "The Ape" before I can make any bets. The above comment makes a good point about the odor though.

  3. It's so hard to choose between Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff...although if Mr Karloff still has some of his Frankenstein strength...then my bet is on him :)

  4. Robot Monster storms the ring and pins 'em both with the help of his calcinator death ray!

  5. You guys made a great argument for Boris/The Ape, but he was no match for Robot Monster!

    Thanks for the link, Mantan!