Stephen Albers, Addison Binek, Greg DeLiso
Had "Psycho Ape!" even attempted to take itself seriously, or even hinted at anything more than a homage to classic B cinema, it would definitely have scored a one-star review. But it didn't, and it doesn't. This hilarious film from director Addison Binek means to make you laugh, groan, and maybe even tear up a little. It's all about pure fun, pure schlock, and brutally hilarious violence. If you go into this movie with that in mind you will definitely have a blast watching... at least I did. So, get ready to witness some really corny crap - literally - as you laugh your way through one of the most ridiculous movies I've seen in quite a while. Was "Psycho Ape!" a guilty pleasure? Yes, yes it was... but a pleasure none the less.
Starting many years in the past, an escaped Ape goes on a killing spree banana-ing all but one of the hapless teenagers during a slumber party. Fast forward to the present, and the ape is still at large and still killing. Now an adult, the one surviving victim, Nancy Banana, must escape the clutches of Dr. Zoomis - along with the ape... obviously. Full of one-liners such as, "You damn dirty ape." and "Vanished like a fart in the wind." this film is very low-brow on story - but number one for fun! Well... maybe not number one, but you get the idea.
If you love seeing limbs cut off with bananas, bananas through the head, double-head banana penetrations, and an endless supply of poop jokes - this is the must-see film of the year. If you are looking for a slick and polished big-budget flick, steer far, far away from this one. It's not for you. With that written, I can't even attempt to write about the technical aspects of this movie because quite frankly, I begin laughing every time I start. This film doesn't look like a B movie, it looks like it's from an alphabet that doesn't even exist - type of movie. On purpose! The obvious person in an ape suit is just the beginning of the cheese and corn, and in fact, the ape suit is probably where the entire budget went! Again, come for the corn and stay for the cheese.
Other notable aspects of this flick? The awesome use of sound effects for starters, and the over the top genre cliches and off the wall jokes. Again, this isn't a movie you're meant to take seriously. I mean... I don't even know what to write here. If you love what you've read about above, you can also add in scenes like the ape bashing at toy helicopters on strings. And yes reader, you can clearly see the strings. It's all good fun and honestly, "Psycho Ape!" provided a great release during these troubled times we live in.
Light on reality and heavy on the good times. Binek and her troupe deliver a silly, crude, rude film that's all about the gags. Serious film buffs should look elsewhere but for those that want to have a few drinks, and laugh like little school children - you will obviously want to invite this ape in for an hour of fun. For people like me, "Psycho Ape!" easily deserves three and a half stars. For sure, fun times all around.