DD Monkey Shines Mast_Episode284

DARK DISCUSSIONS mast head for MONKEY SHINES, episode 284. Collage by Phillip Perron.

Dark Discussions gets into some Monkey Shines (according to our listeners, this particular episode is hilarious). This Romero film from 1988 really surprised me personally–I actually thought it was going to be good! Silly me.

One thing that’s really interesting is the original poster, which features a well-known cymbal-clapping monkey toy, has absolutely nothing to do with the film. Personally, I wonder if it was because of the success of Stephen King’s popular short story collection Skeleton Crew, which featured the same toy and had been released three years earlier.

If you need to refresh your memory on Monkey Shines, here’s the trailer: https://youtu.be/HD8TBmk6lIM

The Dark Discussions episode is on Stitcher, iTunes and here: http://www.darkdiscussions.com/Pages/podcast_284.html

Monkey Shines Poster

The Monkey Shines movie poster seems to rip off King’s SKELETON CREW book cover, though honestly, not even metaphorically does this image have anything to do with the film.


About kristipetersenschoonover

A ghost story writer who still sleeps with the lights on, Kristi Petersen Schoonover’s fiction has appeared in many magazines and anthologies; her traditionally published books include a short story collection, THE SHADOWS BEHIND. She was the recipient of three Norman Mailer Writers Colony Residencies and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. She serves as co-host of the DARK DISCUSSIONS podcast, as founding editor of the dark literary journal 34 ORCHARD, and is a member of both the New England Horror Writers and the Horror Writers Association. Follow her adventures at kristipetersenschoonover.com.

Posted on June 29, 2017, in Dark Discussions - Film Talk, Horror Movies and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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