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Monkey Shines

1988

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  • You've got to get through a few layers of foam rubber before you reach what's good (or better than good) about George Romero's new feature. There's a series of obstacles--cultural, corporate, ideological, stylistic, aesthetic, commercial--standing in the way of what the movie is doing at its best; they may not count for much in the long run, but it's better to be forewarned and forearmed.

  • If you’re a fan of monkey actors, you’re in luck—Ella is not only adorable, but is incredibly emotive for a monkey actor (reminiscent of the equally great horror film primate acting in Dario Argento’s Phenomena). The concept may seem silly, but Romero and Ella pull it off with style and real scares.