Blue Monkey (1987)
Green Monkey
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.

Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame
Steve Railsback Played Charles Manson in Helter Skelter 
Ivan E. Roth  
Ken Quinn has several dozen film credits, but primarily as stuntman or stunt coordinator; this is one of his few acting credits 
Bill Lake  
Director Claim to Fame
William Fruet  

Greg Pearson

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