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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,

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... The Creature
... Detective Jim Bishop
... Dr. Rachel Carson
... Elliot Jacobs
... Marwella Harbison
Sandy Webster ... Fred Adams
... Dr. Judith Glass
... Paramedic
Peter Van Wart ... Oscar
Don Ritchie ... Orderly #1
... Joey
Marsha Moreau ... Marcy
Nathan Adamson ... Tyrone
... Ellen
... Dede Wilkens
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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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25 September 1987 (USA)  »

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The misleading title refers to a nightmare one of the child characters in the movie had and it's just a generic term he comes up with to call the imaginary monster from his dream that he fears. The movie uses his story as a very loose metaphor for its plot. See more »

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References Kojak (1973) See more »

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Definitely a 50's throwback
17 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

Nothing too original here. The lighting sort of helps the movie at times; hiding the creature, but overall sort of a murky movie. Pretty much a waste of Steve Railsback (so good as Duane Berry in X-Files and Manson in Helter Skelter)and Joe Flaherty(the comic relief a little flat). Not only that but Railsback gets second billed to the creature. But still some decent action scenes (nice beheading) and fair amount of predictable drama. The hospital,unbelievable as it may be, provides a fairly good setting. A previous reviewer astutely mentioned the 'Alien' imitations. That's pretty much what you got here: 'Them' crossed with 'Alien' and not as good as either, of course. Still worth the $3.00 I spent for it at the flea market. ** out of *****


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