Detective Jim Bishop and Dr. Rachel Carson must find a way to stop a giant monstrous insect that's eating people in her quarantined hospital before it procreates and spreads a deadly infection it's carrying,




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ivan E. Roth ...
The Creature
Detective Jim Bishop
Elliot Jacobs
Helen Hughes ...
Marwella Harbison
Sandy Webster ...
Fred Adams
Dr. Judith Glass
Peter Van Wart ...
Don Ritchie ...
Orderly #1
Marsha Moreau ...
Nathan Adamson ...
Joy Coghill ...
Dede Wilkens


While working in a greenhouse, a man receives an insect bite after touching an exotic plant. Immediately, he falls ill and is taken to an emergency room where the doctors diagnose him as suffering from an unknown bacteria, and a strange parasite which emerges from his mouth as a large slimy wormlike creature. Soon, there are more cases of bacterial infection, but the more immediate problem for the hospital is the wormlike creature which after accidental exposure to a genetic growth stimulant grows to monstrous proportions and starts a reign of terror and bloodshed in the hospitals abandoned wing. Written by Patrick D. Rockwell <>

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THEY BREED. THEY HATCH. THEY KILL. Maybe it's just a phase they're going through.




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25 September 1987 (USA)  »

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The movie's original title was Green Monkey, but it was changed at the last minute to avoid confusion, since there was a popular conspiracy theory at the time that green monkeys had spread AIDS to humans. See more »

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18 January 2010 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

I remember having seen "Blue Monkey" on Polish VHS under the title "Insect" many years ago.The plot of this Canadian creature feature is fairly simple:a giant insect is running amok in a popular hospital.A worm like bacteria is spreading the disease on the patients.Once a group of kids mistakenly sprinkle a jar of growth stimulant onto the creature it eventually turns into a giant insect.The hospital is quickly quarantined by the government and the army.Cheesy monster flick with cult actor Steve Railsback of "Turkey Shoot" as the main hero.Unfortunately the amount of gore and violence is very low.If you like William Fruet's movies for example "Death Weekend" or "Trappped" give "Blue Monkey" a look.7 monkeys out of 10.

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