After a military plane crash near a small American town, a giant man-eating snake set off on a killing spree. The locals must find a way to eliminate the snake with the help of a scientist who knows about the snake and terminates it.
Casper Van Dien
Faye Hanlon is a community-college professor with an emotionally depressed husband and an abundance of sexual frustration. Her sister drags her to a male strip-club for a girls-night out, ... See full summary »
John G. Avildsen
Lesley Ann Warren,
It all begins with the 24 year-old and attractive Laura, being questioned by the detective in charge of a case, Daniel Warren, who attempts to pressure Laura into revealing her full ... See full summary »
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
The title Shakma comes from alternate spelling of the word Chacma, which is a name of a baboon species - the Chacma baboon (Papio ursinus), also known as the Cape baboon. See more »
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 »
We've all heard the stories, and some of us have seen the pictures: a chimp goes apes--- and attacks a man/woman and proceeds to eat his/her face off. In SHAKMA, we have an enraged baboon wandering around a deserted office building with a bunch of role-playing nerds in the dead of night. Monkey or Ape (I prefer to think of baboons as Apes DESPITE the prehensile tail, because of their size), Shakma isn't the kind of creature you want to f--- around with- even in passing. When he becomes "enraged", he literally bounces off the walls, screaming his lungs out. I say "enraged" because the baboon in the movie isn't so much enraged as AROUSED. Look closely and you'll see whereof I speak... Give the filmmakers credit (or condemnation) for one thing: they had the nerve to sexually arouse a powerful primate just for a few scenes in their movie. Watch closely and you'll actually see the walls SHAKE when Shakma bounces off of them. That in itself puts this movie in a category all its own.
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