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Friday Night Frights Presents SHAKMA



Did you know baboons are “the most aggressive primate?” Did you also know that when a baboon is injected with experimental serum by FRIGHT NIGHT’s Roddy McDowall, it transforms into a maximum butt-shit insane murder machine? This is the infamous SHAKMA.

Released in 1990, SHAKMA seems a fitting climax to the cocaine-fueled madness that was 1980s genre cinema. Deeply tanned BLUE LAGOON star Christopher Atkins and his friends hang out after-hours in their med school building playing (what else?) a fantasy RPG, and proceed to have their throats ripped out by a psychotic lab test baboon hunting them down ALIEN-style. Any major studio would find a way to simulate a primate rampage, but this indie fatality-fest uses the real deal. As one of the characters in the movie says, “Try not to brown your shorts!”

And who better to help guide us on this insane adventure than the legendary Monty Cox, owner of Typhoon the baboon (who played Shakma). Monty will join us for a Q&A and will also have copies of his memoir on hand: "Animals, Movies, & Minds from Another Time: Behind the Scenes & Untold Stories of Film-Making with Exotic Animals."

Friday Night Frights is a year-round Los Angeles screening series, started in 2011, and dedicated to the idea that horror movies are always more fun with a crowd. They do shows in a variety of venues in LA, and are an annual contributor to Beyond Fest at The Egyptian Theater. 

Doors 10:30 | 18+ General Admission
Tickets: $10 Advanced / $15 Day Of Show*
Lineup subject to change | No item minimum | No late entry

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