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
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 »
A lab sheet's name box for the titular baboon reads "Shockma" instead of "Shakma". 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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