|Copyright 1990 Quest Entertainment
| Reviewed by Max Gardner
on 23 June 2002
- Sam - Christopher Atkins! Our hero. Mortally wounded by Shakma.
- Tracy - Sam's girlfriend. In a film as predictable as this, it was a pleasant surprise to see her mauled to death by Shakma.
- Richard - Condescending jackass. Thankfully it's not long before Shakma throws a beaker of acid in his face.
- Kim - Richard's sister. I am unable to tell if she is a little kid or an old woman. Either way, she seems to be suffering from Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and it's disturbing as hell whenever someone refers to her as an "attractive young woman."
- Brad - A horrible, slimy, unpleasant excuse for a human being. Shakma rips his throat out.
- Gary - Student who spends most of his time wandering around aimlessly. Shakma mangles him.
- Sorenson - Roddy McDowall! Professor and game master. He squints a great deal, until Shakma rips his face off.
- Laura - Richard's horrible girlfriend. I think her snide remarks are supposed to be funny.
- Shakma - Rabid baboon loose in the medical center. Sam tricks him into jumping into the incinerator.
|Professor Sorenson and his team of medical school jackasses plan a role-playing session after hours in the school building. The game doesn't appear to have any particular rules, nor a goal of any sort. The students wander from room to room spouting role-playing stereotypes like "I found the amulet!" and "I've got the clue and I'm going to go try it out on the wizard." Little do these hapless wastes of flesh know that Shakma, a baboon whose aggression has been heightened by cruel scientific experiments, is loose in the building.
"Shakma" has a lot going for it. A rabid baboon killing horrible people is inherently entertaining. Shakma himself prances around with a supremely egomaniacal expression on his face. He does nothing but chase the students into various rooms throughout the building, whereupon he screeches and throws himself repeatedly against the door until he gets bored. I cannot even begin to describe how much doors piss Shakma off. He absolutely hates the things. Brad is the first to go, followed by Richard, whose presence in this movie completely baffled me. He wants to play the game, but he has a date, so he sits around and does nothing, hoping to bring the game to an early end. Why the hell is he playing in the first place? Sorenson, investigating the disappearances, is next on Shakma's menu. The survivors soon realize something is amiss, and they...well, I'm not really even sure what the hell they're trying to do, but it involves running from Shakma, letting him attack the door for a few minutes, then LEAVING THE ROOM once he goes away. Good God, just stay inside the room where the baboon can't get you. I wouldn't want any of these people operating on me.
|Things I Learned From This Movie:|| |
- Mice can be trained to attack militant feminists.
- Hydrochloric acid immediately melts through human flesh.
- You can unlock doors in a medical school by means of a hastily programmed computer game.
- When you're killed, any homing devices on your person will stop transmitting.
- Baboons operate under roughly the same kinetic principles as a superball.
- Throwing forks at a car is not an effective way to get the driver's attention.
- The "Weapons Bonus" scroll is ineffective against an enraged baboon.
- Baboons are not good electrical conductors.
- Med students are despicable idiots.
- 3 mins - Of all the fake computer operating systems used in movies, this is the worst. It even makes random beeping noises, because I guess that's what computers do.
- 7 mins - RANDOM ACT OF VIOLENCE AGAINST A TABLE!
- 13 mins - That is a difficult question.
- 23 mins - Brad is so damn sleazy right now it's frightening.
- 28 mins - RANDOM ACT OF VIOLENCE AGAINST A BIRD CAGE!
- 33 mins - If I had a goofy-looking red ass I'd be pissed off too.
- 44 mins - Shakma demonstrates his profound hatred of closed doors.
- 45 mins - The entire wall just moved when Sam threw himself against the door.
- 46 mins - RANDOM ACT OF VIOLENCE AGAINST A WALL!
- 48 mins - He's lying in a pool of his own blood and he has no face! You don't have to check his pulse!
- 55 mins - RANDOM ACT OF VIOLENCE AGAINST A COMPUTER!
- 59 mins - RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST A BIOLOGY LAB!
- 71 mins - I'd throw forks at her just for listening to that music.
- 85 mins - Don't put the phone down, you moron.
- End Credits - "...and TYPHOON as SHAKMA"
- Richard: "We'll go back to your place and discuss, maybe, primitive mating rituals. Maybe?"
Laura: "You've been around these monkeys too long."
- Sam: "Game master, I'm in room 208 and I've collected an amulet, and I'm requesting a key to continue my quest in room 210, over."
- Sam: "Sit! Stay, Shakma, stay!"
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Reply #1. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by PL
This was hard to watch...really. Not because I'm a weak stomach, but because it was so long and repetitive...It's always the same thing: That stupid Shakma (how the heck could such a small and ugly animal be a killer???) kills people one by one (and we never see when they get killed) and then another person finds the disfigured body...no remarkable gore, not a lot of laughs, even though the hero looks like a pure idiot...it's boring...There's some funny dialogue, but besides those points, this won't beat a good Bad Taste, Dead Alive, or Story of Ricky...
Reply #2. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by Spandex Warrior
This film rocks my world.It is possibly the finest example of how an aggresive ape film should be.I suggest that if you haven't already got it you should buy it as soon as you get the chance.It is also Jake Collier's favourite film.
Reply #3. Posted on June 03, 2004, 10:51:22 PM by bastardfish
your play by play in stuff to watch for nailed this movie one hundred percent. i laughed thinking back on it.
Reply #4. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by Shakma. (No! Really!)
It was a fun shoot. I work on the SPFX, and was the Shakma Puppeteer. One of my favorite scenes was when Chris Atkins stopped the camera and said, "I can't do this! It looks like a bad horror movie!" To which I had the attack head say, " Uh, Chris...this is a bad horror movie."
Reply #5. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by mooshb
I JUST LOVE THIS MOVIE!!!! I know it's as dumb as a brick, but that's the best part of it. A little girl dressed up as a princess in a lab, while her unknowing knight is prancing about with a killer monkey! My friend and I have a pact to watch this again, when we're old and grey, to remember what fun we had the first time. Stupid movies are the ones most remembered, and laughed about. I'm looking for it on DVD. My VHS is almost faded away.:(
Reply #6. Posted on July 10, 2005, 05:21:12 PM by lance j
hey would like to know who the pupeteer is i worked on this movie to .name is lance jacobson credits dont show it was one of my first .it was a fun shoot.working with a real baboon was a bit unnerving at times.
Reply #7. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by sofia
je pense quer c vraiment l'un des meilleur film d'horeur que g pu voir de toute ma vie ca a boulversé ma vie
Je ne verai plus jamais les singes comme avant !!!C'est du grand cinéma j'applaudi encore !!!Quand au doublage il est simplement magnifique mouhhahahahah
Reply #8. Posted on February 28, 2011, 07:40:56 PM by Morgan
I actually know why Shakma hates the doors so much. To get him to attack the doors, the handlers would put some fruit on the other side of the door, and before the baboon got inside they would slam they door, thus making him attack it like a monkey who lost his banana lol
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