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Blue Monkey (1987)

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,


William Fruet




Cast overview, first billed only:
Ivan E. Roth ... The Creature
Steve Railsback ... Detective Jim Bishop
Gwynyth Walsh ... Dr. Rachel Carson
Don Lake ... Elliot Jacobs
Helen Hughes ... Marwella Harbison
Sandy Webster Sandy Webster ... Fred Adams
Susan Anspach ... Dr. Judith Glass
Bill Lake ... Paramedic
Peter Van Wart Peter Van Wart ... Oscar
Don Ritchie Don Ritchie ... Orderly #1
Stuart Stone ... Joey
Marsha Moreau Marsha Moreau ... Marcy
Nathan Adamson Nathan Adamson ... Tyrone
Sarah Polley ... Ellen
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 <prockwell@thegrid.net>

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




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Dr. Rachel Carson is a reference to American marine biologist ad conservationist Rachel Carson, whose writings, including the book Silent Spring, are credited with advancing the global environmental movement. See more »


When Rachel is showing Jim around the laser lab she refers to RAN instead of RNA. See more »


References Magnum, P.I. (1980) See more »

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Well, not the best or worst of movies of this type...
30 July 2020 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Well, for a movie from 1987 that didn't really have much of any originality to it, then "Blue Monkey" wasn't actually too bad. Sure, writers George Goldsmith and Chris Koseluk were boring heavily from other more successful movies from the mid-1980s, and it was clearly evident. But "Blue Monkey" turned out to be adequately entertaining.

The storyline in "Blue Monkey" wasn't really much noteworthy, as it was very, very straightforward and generic, even for a horror movie of this sort, for better or worse. I have to admit that I was moderately entertained by the story and what transpired on the screen.

The special effects in "Blue Monkey" were actually surprisingly good for a movie of this type, and that was definitely something that spoke well in favor of the movie.

As for the acting, well it was adequate enough actually. Just nothing outstanding or particularly memorable, I am afraid. The only familiar faces for me, at least, was John Vernon and Don Lake.

All in all, then "Blue Monkey" proved to be adequately entertaining for what it turned out to be. Just don't get your expectations up too high, as there are (and were) far better movies in the same genre. I am rating "Blue Monkey" a five out of ten stars.

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25 September 1987 (USA) See more »

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Insect See more »

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Mithras See more »
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1.85 : 1
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