Monkey Shines (1988) at midnight
Saturday, August 18, 2012:
Horror Movie a Day and New Beverly Midnights present
1988, USA, 113 minutes, 35mm, Park Circus/MGM
Written and directed by George A. Romero
Based on Michael Stewart's novel
Music by David Shire
Starring Jason Beghe, Boo, John Pankow, Kate McNeil,
Joyce Van Patten, Christine Forrest, Frank Welker,
Stephen Root, Stanley Tucci, Janine Turner
Screening time: midnight (11:59 pm)
Screening format: 35mm
"One of George Romero's most effective and interesting horror thrillers."
- Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"A brilliant realization of a mind awakening to its animal instincts, expressed in satirical Hitchcockisms."
- Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"This intelligent, effective thriller is one of [Romero's] best films."
- Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"What sets this apart from most modern horror movies, besides a sparing use of special effects, is Romero's careful development of a credible emotional context for the pyromaniac madness and razor-wielding terror. Romero's is a formidable talent which others can only hope to ape."
- Derek Adams, Time Out
New Beverly Cinema (View)
7165 W. Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036