Never trust a gene manipulated monkey. Cute or not.
Director: George A. Romero
Stars: Jason Beghe, John Pankow, Kate McNeil
Distributor: Scream Factory
Runtime: 113 mins
BLU-RAY REGION A
“I don’t like the way you’re behaving, Allan. I don’t like it at all.”
Allans life turn upside down after an accident. He gets crippled from his neck down. His wife leaves him for his doctor and he’s stucked with the help of a mean and bitter woman. His friend, which work with animal-testing, gives him one of his project-monkeys. The monkey gets trained to help the poor fellow. After a while the stuff that the monkey has been injected in the laboratory kicks in. Allan gets connected with the monkeys brain, and through this a murderous spiral takes form.
George A. Romero is one hell of a director. He has always made the best out of every actor he has been working with. And even the monkey plays well in this one. Even though SFX-master Tom Savini is in on this, there’s not much in the gore department. A bit disappointing after the great “Day of the Dead” (1985), but this is not a splatter. Based on a novel. Don’t fuck with nature, nature might fuck back. Good job by the director, and pretty creepy at times.
Loads of extras on this disc. Everything you ever want to know about the making of this movie is featured. Great job (again) by Scream Factory.