Monkey Shines (1988, USA) C-113m. ** D: George A. Romero. Starring Jason Beghe, John Pankow, Kate McNeil, Joyce Van Patten, Christine Forrest, Stanley Tucci. Relatively unexciting horror about paralyzed Beghe, who takes in little pet monkey to help him, then pays price for Pankow's tampering with its brain. Solidly made, ambitious (for 80s horror), but too slow and/or too long. Scripted by Romero, from a novel by Michael Stewart. Also called MONKEY SHINES: AN EXPERIMENT IN FEAR.


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