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An experimental drug that is supposed to reduce aggression has the opposite effect on a baboon that is being experimented on by a group of medical students and their professor. While they are playing a fantasy role-playing game in their research facility, the baboon escapes and begins hunting them down. Written by page8701

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The world's most aggressive primate just got mad

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Many of the scenes that involved Shakma angrily attacking a door were achieved by putting a female baboon that was in heat on the other side of the door. This is evident if you happen to spot a particular part of Shakma's anatomy during these scenes. See more »

Goofs

The baboon appearing in the movie is not a chacma but hamadryas - a different species. The chacma baboon (Papio ursinus) is the largest species of baboon, whilst the hamadryas (Papio hamadryas) is significantly smaller and easily recognizable by a mane around his face - the only baboon species to have such feature. See more »

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Tracy: You are soooooo male!
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16 January 2000 | by (Poland) – See all my reviews

The idea of this flick is original:wild baboon called Shakma attacks group of the youngsters in huge scientific institute.Many people will die until the surprising end.Nice cast,a lot of suspense and plenty of blood.The natural aggression of the Hamadryas baboon enabled probably the most realistic attack scenes ever filmed.This is truly one of the best horror movies of the 90's.Creators of this somewhat forgotten chiller made also average slasher flick "Night Brings Charlie".All in all,if you are a real horror buff check it out.


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