“Bride of the Gorilla” is a 1951 horror film directed by Curt Siodmak and starring Barbara Payton, Lon Chaney Jr., and Raymond Burr. The film tells the story of a plantation owner named Barney Chavez (Burr) who is cursed by a local witch doctor and transforms into a gorilla at night.
Chavez is married to the beautiful Dina Van Gelder (Payton), who becomes suspicious of her husband’s strange behavior and begins to investigate the rumors of the curse. As she uncovers more about the curse and its origins, she becomes increasingly fearful for her own safety.
Meanwhile, the local police captain (Chaney Jr.) begins to investigate a string of murders that have been occurring in the area, which he suspects may be related to Chavez’s curse. As the investigation deepens and the truth is revealed, Dina must confront the terrifying reality of her husband’s transformation and the dark forces that have cursed their lives.
” Bride of the Gorilla” is known for its atmospheric setting and suspenseful plot, as well as the memorable performances of its cast. The film is considered a classic of the “jungle horror” subgenre, which was popular in the 1950s and often featured exotic settings, supernatural elements, and creatures of the jungle.
Barbara Payton, Lon Chaney Jr., Raymond Burr