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Shakma (1990)

Shakma (1990)

by 28/01/2014
The "Shakma" focuses on the gory attacks a mpampoyinoy against a group of students and their teacher in a Science Centre.

Hugh Parks, Tom Logan


Hugh Parks


Roger Engle


Christopher Atkins, Amanda Wyss, Ari Meyers, Roddy McDowall


David C. Williams

Εταιρείες Παραγωγής

Castle Hill Productions
Quest Entertainment

Γνωστή και ως

Panic in the Tower


1 Hour and 40 Minutes (100 Minutes)






The world's most aggressive primate just got mad






General horror movies that the role of the perpetrator is an animal (e.g. dog, crocodile etc) is controversial. Sometimes it is very intense and shocking presenting persuasive momentum that can develop an "inferior" compared to humans, nature's creature while others prove to be too moderate to ridiculous when they exceed certain limits reasonably and animal-killer turns into super killing machine that manages incredible excesses.

I would say that the Shakma lies somewhere in the middle. Rare case but that happens. Here the role of the brutal (literally) killer is a baboon in Shakma name who after a failed experiment in his brain, developed extremely wild and furious moods, ready to kill anyone found on the street. The Research Center where the unfortunate experiment, a group of students together with their teacher decide to role-play during the night and locked in the building.

Fatal error as until now numb Baboon awakens, released and rushes to exterminate prospective victims. So, one several participants while soylatsaroyn in the building as part of their baretoy game, bloody attacks by the furious animal until both of them understand what happens and trying to alert others but also to save themselves from the sharp teeth of dangerous primary.

Horror Trivia

The shooting took place in Orlando of Florida. The film is also known as "Panic In The Tower" and "Nemesis".

The case is not really something special and all the broth is the attacks of Shakma which leave plenty of bloodstains and xeskismena human bodies, as well as in anguished kryftokynigito within the building. Surely the choice of this particular animal is successful as the fury with which chases and attacks the victims is impressive. There he loses the film is in the slow pace and the delayed start of the action (after 25 minutes). Developers could also improve the scenes of attacks, making them less obtrusive because in most cases we see the blood-stained corpses after the attack and limited or no mayhem unfolding at the same time. Bearing in mind that such quality movies can reach up to a limited ceiling compared to other horror film (with a few exceptions, perhaps), Shakma did relatively well, though it could much better.


Movie Highlights

  • The raging and ceaselessly blows of Shakma in doors where hiding various victims. You say "now you enter will now enter '!
  • The deadly attack on a student in the elevator, where immediately after seeing the Shakma staring ominously the next victim (a girl) while his teeth dripping blood! Very evil scene!
  • The disgusting facial disfigurement of a victim after dropping acid intended for Shakma! Prosehes Chief!


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Shakma (1990)

Διαβάθμιση Gore:
5 = Ατελείωτο λουτρό αίματος - 4 = Πολύ αιματοβαμμένο - 3 = Αιματοβαμμένο - 2 = Ελάχιστα αιματοβαμμένο - 1 = Σταγόνες αίματος - 0 = Ανυπαρξία αίματος

Διαβάθμιση Βαθμολογίας:
5 = Αριστουργηματικό! - 4 = Πολύ καλό - 3 = Καλό - 2,5 = Μέτριο - 2 = Κακό - 1 = Πολύ κακό - 0 = Δεν βλέπεται με τίποτα!


Satisfactory option for lethal animal with an extremely frenzied and Baboon fobistiko, anxious moments kryftoy and Chase within the building.


The relatively slow pace, the incomprehensible non-detailed depiction of some attacks of mpampoyinoy.

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Recommended mainly for fans of horror films with animals. The rest is worth to give it a chance though it will hardly be the xanablepate.

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