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Shakma (1990)

R  |   |  Horror  |  5 October 1990 (USA)
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Ann Kymberlie ...
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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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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 »

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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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Typhoon is one tough beast!
29 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you have never seen the unrestrained, unreasoning fury of an enraged baboon, brace yourself.

Watching Shakma, I started out thinking, "Well, he's just a little monkey, it's not like he's a tiger or a snake or something," but after seeing Typhoon throw himself (quite literally) into the role of Shakma, I reconsidered the destructive capabilities of the primate chassis.

Shakma is a many-armed frenzy of horror and doom, and this movie is absolutely worthwhile if only for that awe-inspiring display.

The acting's a little thin, and there are a few scenes that'll really make you roll your eyes, but if you get a chance to see this movie for under $5, take it. You won't be sorry.


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