When Allan becomes a quadriplegic he loses all hope for living until he meets Ella - a monkey trained to fetch and carry for him around the house, obeying him in all things. But Ella is part of another experiment, and when she starts responding to Allan's underlying rage and frustration she has the ability to carry our her master's darkest wishes.
A paralyzed man is given a genetically engineered chimpanzee to assist him in his daily life, but what begins as a convenience turns into a living nightmare when the servant becomes the master in a dark and disturbing fashion.
Jason Beghe (Allan Mann) John Pankow (Geoffrey Fisher) Kate McNeil (Melanie Parker) Joyce Van Patten (Dorothy Mann) Christine Forrest (Maryanne Hodges) Stephen Root (Dean Burbage) Stanley Tucci (Dr. John Wiseman) Janine Turner (Linda Aikman
A nice little Romero film
This movie's not going to have a fan base larger than Night of the Living Dead or Dawn of the Dead, but it is another example of Romero's uniqueness as s film maker. An original story with an original cast, Romero adds to the horror genre by going somewhere where no other film maker has gone before. Monkey Shines cast includes Christine Forrest who shows her finest performance as the nurse. Worth checking out, so check it out.
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