The Curious Dr. Humpp (1969)

aka La venganza del sexo
Article 3156 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 2-2-2010
Posting Date: 4-5-2010
Directed by Emilio Vieyra and Jerald Intrator
Featuring Ricardo Baulo, Gloria Prat, Aldo Barbero
Country: Argentina
What it is: Sexed-up mad science

A mad scientist is kidnapping men and woman and performing sexual experimentation on them. Apparently, the sex produces a serum that gives him eternal life.

When this Argentine horror movie made it to the states, the purchasers decided it would sell best in the “Adults Only” market, so they added about seventeen minutes of softcore inserts. So many of the inserts occur during the first fifteen minutes of the movie that I was beginning to wonder if there was any of the original movie left. The movie is bad, but not near as bad as its title would lead you to believe. For one thing, there are some odd touches of surrealism to the movie that make it a little more interesting, especially with one of the scientist’s automatons who has become enamored with one of the doctor’s subjects. And, for what it’s worth, some of the insert footage is incorporated rather cleverly into the movie. For those looking for a good laugh, some portions of the dialogue are very silly, and that inflatable disembodied brain in the beaker is fairly ridiculous. Other than that, this is pretty much for the adults only crowd.


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