Blue Monkey (1987)





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The plot of Blue Monkey was flexible enough to allow the film to be released in certain areas as The Green Monkey. Truth be told, there aren't any monkeys at all in this "retro" horror film. The beast in question is a giant mutated insect, unleashed on an unsuspecting world by a gardening accident. Running amok in a hospital, the monster sucks the calcium from the bones of its victims, then gives birth to several more creepy-crawlers. Police officer Steve Railsback (evidently the ancestor of James Whitmore in Them!) takes it upon himself to laser-blast the humongous monstrosity-or die trying. Not wishing to endure the probing questions of videocassette renters ("Monkey? What monkey?"), the distributors of Blue Monkey renamed the film Insect for its video release.
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John Vernon
as Roger Levering
Steve Railsback
as Det. Jim Bishop
Susan Anspach
as Dr. Rachel Glass
Gwynyth Walsh
as Dr. Rachel Carson
Joe Flaherty
as George Baker
Robin Duke
as Sandra Baker
Don Lake
as Elliot
Helen Hughes
as Marwella Harbison
Joy Coghill
as Dede Wilkens
Bill Lake
as Paramedic
Ursula Balzer
as O.R. Nurse
Cynthia Belliveau
as Alice Bradley
Walker Bonne
as Johnson
Philip Akin
as Anthony Rivers
Harry Booker
as Bill Clemmins
Michael Caruana
as Technician
David Clement
as Surgeon
Laura Dickson
as Desk Nurse
Jane Dingle
as Desk Nurse
Reg Dreger
as Policeman
Dan Lett
as Ted Andrews
Ken Quinn
as Patient
Michael J. Reynolds
as Hooper,Albert
Don Ritchie
as Orderly
Allan Rosenthal
as Dr. Steinberg
Ivan E. Roth
as The Creature
Les Rubie
as Rollo Jordan
Karen Scanlan
as I.S.O. Nurse
Ralph Small
as Security Guard
Gina Wilkinson
as Michelle Williams
Robert Wilton
as Orderly
Joanne Bates
as Lobby Nurse
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Critic Reviews for Blue Monkey

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August 30, 2004
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 10, 2004
Chicago Reader
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Full Review… | January 8, 2006
Film Threat

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August 28, 2005

Audience Reviews for Blue Monkey

Blue Monkey is a fun little monster movie about a handyman who gets pricked by a plant in his lady friend's greenhouse. Soon, he keels over and spews out a giant worm while in the hospital. After that, they contain the worm, open it up and reveal a small new species of bug. Well, like any other horror movie to get started, some rascally cancer kids feed the bug growth hormones and it gets huge and starts tearing people's asses apart in the hospital, which has conveniently been quarantined because of the old man's potential spread of a virus. It's up to Steve Railsback (playing a cop), the doctor he is hot on, and an entomologist to stop this bug before it can breed a whole army of super bugs! This is clearly monster/B-movie entertainment that is a lot of fun to watch. Dean Wormer (from Animal House) shows up again, but his role is pretty much wasted. Overall, though, good movie.

Jason Duron
Jason Duron

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