Blue Monkey (1987)
Invasion of the Bodysuckers
Nomination Year: 2004
SYNOPSIS: An elderly horticulturist is pricked by a mysterious tropical plant, passes out, and is taken to the hospital where he barfs up a worm and dies. Others who came in contact with him also sicken. Meanwhile, in the hospital's lab, the worm metamorphoses into a bug. The Feds move in and quarantine the hospital but, with the patients in isolation and the bug in a jar, all seems to be going well. Until a cute leukemia kid sneaks into the lab and pours growth hormone over the bug. Now, a cop (Steve Railsback), a beautiful doctor, and an annoying entomologist must track down the giant bug before it reproduces. The nearest I can come to explaining the title is maybe there's a warehouse in Hollywood where they have a million monkeys at a million typewriters and the blue monkey is the one that came up with this script. Hopefully, it's been fired.
- Stupidest-Looking Monster
Ever Play Cootie?
The giant bug.
- Worst Science
It's Just Hormones
This hormone is a catalyst for growth experiments. Notice how the entomologist goes from asking what NAC-5 is to explaining how other scientists have used it in their research.
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