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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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William Fruet
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Cast

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
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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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Horror

Certificate:

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Insect See more »

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Mithras See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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The movie's original title was Green Monkey, but it was changed at the last minute to avoid confusion, since there was a popular conspiracy theory at the time that green monkeys had spread AIDS to humans. See more »

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

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Stop monkeying around!
9 October 2009 | by udar55See all my reviews

After getting pricked by an exotic plant, an old man ends up in a hospital emergency room and pukes up a larva before dying. The staff keep the bug isolated but a group of terminally ill young kids accidentally pour some growth serum on it and, you guess it, things be going down. Also on the scene is Det. Jim Bishop (Steve Railsback), who brought his shot partner into the ER just before the place is quarantined by the local government. Bishop teams with Dr. Rachel Carson (Gwynyth Walsh) and entomologist Elliot Jacobs (Don Lake) to take this mammoth bug down, despite the protestation of the hospital director (John Vernon).

Like the director William Fruet's earlier SPASMS, this was shot in Canada and is played dead straight. I actually think a little humor from the leads would have helped (there are some supporting players who try to be funny). The big bug is kept mostly in the dark but does provide a few moments of gooey gore via some decapitations. Vernon only appears to have been with the production for a few days as his scenes are minimal. Future Canadian acting power house Sarah Polley plays one of the kids responsible for this mess (the killer bug, that is).


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