They won't be able to see your review if you only submit your rating. I don't know where Stephen King got this idea, but he should have left it alone. The monkey's obsession grows steadily. By the time the hilarious yet memorable Carrie-esque final shocker rolls around, Monkey Shines has established itself as a passable horror effort... A brilliant realization of a mind awakening to its animal instincts, expressed in satirical Hitchcockisms. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. This is a story about a toy monkey that haunts the memory of a man. That made the film very interesting and memorable. Its plot follows a quadriplegic man whose service animal, a capuchin monkey named Ella, grows increasingly violent. I'm not afraid of a 5 lb monkey. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. horror comic books of the 1950s. --Jim Gay. I would recommend reading it if you like Stephen King novels or if you don't mind this kind of scenario. It starts off with a few temper tantrums and escalates into bananas in the slippers. One of George Romero's most effective and interesting horror thrillers. Reviewed in the United States on June 21, 2005. On the surface, this is a story of a monkey being a bitch to a cripple. However, it does have some of the best monkey business i've ever witnessed. Allan Mann (Beghe) is a bitter, angry and vengeful man ever since an accident left him paralyzed from the neck down. What we did go back and dig up from its shallow grave was 1980’s Creepshow, a horror anthology film adapted from the works of Stephen King. Please try again. before its disappointing dénouement, Monkey Shines is a very tense thriller concerned precisely with one man's struggle to tame his older, wilder instincts. Now, the plot may be a bit far fetched. | Rating: 3/4, June 24, 2006 The story ends with an excerpt from a newspaper article, which reports the mysterious death of many fish in the lake. This film may sound ridiculous in the most preposterous way. 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. We’d love your help. |, July 11, 2016 With a great script, and good cast, Monkey Shines is an underrated film that delivers some truly unique chills. "The Monkey" Author: Stephen King: Country: United States: Language: English: Genre(s) Horror, short story: Published in: Skeleton Crew: Publication type: Magazine: Media type: Print : Publication date : November 1980: Plot summary. While not one of horror legend George Romero's more evolved efforts, Monkey Shines delivers enough primal fear to satisfy more forgiving genre enthusiasts. Do disabled people in real life ever use monkeys for help around the house? Great characters too, as usual— I enjoyed it quite a bit. Don't have an account? It serves as one of King's notable short story monsters and appears on many covers of Skeleton Crew. It was significantly revised and published in King's collection Skeleton Crew in 1985. The story begins with two young brothers, Peter and Dennis, finding a cymbal-banging monkey toy in the attic of their great uncle's house. Use the HTML below. This film is a true classic,i did expect this to be a great film due to being G.A.ROMERO but i must say it was better than i expected it to be thats for sure.Very clever monkey & great overall film & sad at the same time.
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