Monkey Shines…An Experiment In Fear!

Monkey Shines is an American horror film originally released in 1988. Written and directed by George A. Romero,  the film is based on a novel with the same title authored by Michael Stewart. Monkey Shines was was Romero’s first studio film.  The film’s distributor, Orion Pictures, was desperate for a hit, as it was in financial difficulty. First, the studio forced Romero to add a happy ending to the picture, a plot device which the director had long avoided in favor of more ambiguous endings. Second, after poor previews, the studio recut the film without Romero’s knowledge to add a “shock” ending. Here is the plot of Monkey Shines sometimes known as Monkey Shines: An Experiment In Fear. And yes…the ending here is a shocker too!!!

1The Beginning


Monkey Shines tells the story of an athlete Allan Mann, who is rendered quadriplegic when struck by a truck.