Monday, December 22, 2014

Episode 57 - Shock the Monkey

Welcome to the Jungle baby! We are back, to close out the year of 2014 by focusing on two films with similar themes and VERY similar antagonists. We start off by looking at 1986's Link, from Australian director Richard Franklin and starring a young Elisabeth Shue and Terence Stamp.  Our second film is 1988's Monkey Shines by the one and only George Romero, featuring perfomances by Jason Beghe and John Pankow.  Both of these films rely strongly on performances by simian actors.  Not since Lancelot Link have we seen apes and monkeys who can really bring characters to life with such pathos and, in some instances, genuine menace. These are both great little films ( no matter what you might've heard ) and we recommend them strongly.  Please let us know what you think of the films and of the show by writing to us at flickersfrom@gmail.com or flickersfrom@yahoo.com or leave us a message on our Facebook page.


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